The new wealth of our nation: the case for a citizen’s inheritance

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Incomes and Inequality, Intergenerational Commission

The Intergenerational Commission has identified two major trends affecting young adults today, beside the weak performance of their incomes and earnings, which barely featured in political debate for much of the 20th century. The first is that risk is being transferred from firms and government to families and individuals, in their jobs, their pensions and … Continued

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Passing on: options for reforming inheritance taxation

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Intergenerational Commission, Tax and Welfare

Over the past 18 months, research for the Intergenerational Commission has illustrated how the assumption that each generation will do better than the one before it is under pressure. This paper is one of a series that moves beyond the diagnosis of these problems to consider what action is needed to address generational living standards … Continued

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Technical Fault: Options for promoting human capital growth

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Jobs, Skills and Pay, Intergenerational Commission

Since its launch in June 2016, the Intergenerational Commission has uncovered a wealth of evidence that raises questions about the extent to which we should expect the steady generation-on-generation living standards progress experienced during the 20th century to continue into the 21st century. The research has shown time and again that today’s young adults are … Continued

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Home improvements: action to address the housing challenges faced by young people

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Housing, Wealth and Debt, Intergenerational Commission

As the Resolution Foundation’s Intergenerational Commission enters its final stages, this report sets out our view on how we can tackle one of the biggest issues for young people in 21st century Britain: the housing crisis. Here, we move beyond a diagnosis of the problem and instead set out a series of policy options relating … Continued

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The RF Earnings Outlook Q4 2017

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Jobs, Skills and Pay

In Q4 2017 the pay squeeze that had affected the UK economy since the beginning of the year was starting to dissipate, leaving people looking forward to a better (at least in terms of pay growth) 2018. However, the extent to which this year will bring relatively robust growth, or the more anaemic variety, remains … Continued

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Home affairs: options for reforming property taxation

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Intergenerational Commission, Tax and Welfare

Over the past 18 months, research for the Intergenerational Commission has illustrated how the assumption that each generation will do better than the one before it is under pressure. This paper is one of a series that moves beyond the diagnosis of these problems to consider what action is needed to address generational living standards … Continued

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