The Living Standards Audit 2019

In this annual report, the latest in our decade-long series, we take a forensic look at both recent and longer-term trends in UK living standards. We consider how incomes have changed and for whom, and this year we dig deeper into what economic trends have driven those changes over the past 25 years. With a new Prime Minister arriving in Downing Street and living standards progress appearing to go backwards over recent years, we also ponder what we can learn from this detailed exploration of the past about how best to restart household income growth today.