living standards

  • November 23, 2017
    • Britain is on course for the longest period of falling living standards since records began in the 1950s, with the current crunch forecast to last longer than the post-crisis income squeeze, the Resolution Foundation said today.
  • November 13, 2017

    Unfreezing working age benefits and rebooting Universal Credit would provide a much needed living standards boost to young families as the majority of gains would go to millennials, according to a new report published by the Resolution Foundation.

  • October 18, 2017

    The Resolution Foundation says rising inflation is dealing a double living standards blow to low and middle income working families, from squeezed pay packets and reduced state support.

  • October 11, 2017

    A new briefing by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation highlights how the freeze will hit families,  the majority of whom are in work. The freeze is the single biggest policy driver behind the expected rise in poverty by the end of the Parliament.

  • September 26, 2017

    Low income voters were "pulled in different directions" by concerns over living standards and identity at the General Election, according to the first in-depth analysis of this group of voters for the independent Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

  • September 21, 2017

    The share of income that Britain’s families spend on housing has trebled over the last 50 years, with young people having to make do with longer commutes and smaller, insecure rented accommodation.

  • August 17, 2017

    A tightening UK labour market, with employment at a new record high of 75.1 per cent and a significant slow down in the growth of EU workers, is raising job quality but not pay packets, the Resolution Foundation said in response to yesterday’s Labour Market data release.

  • August 9, 2017

    Large living standards gaps between different ethnicities persist in Britain, with typical Bangladeshi household incomes being £8,900 (35 per cent) lower than the White British median; Pakistani households £8,700 less (34 per cent) and typical Black African households £5,600 less (22 per cent), according to new analysis from the Resolution Foundation.

  • July 17, 2017

    The mini living standards boom between 2013 and 2015 came to an abrupt halt in the year running up to the recent general election, with income growth halving to just 0.7 per cent, according to a major new report published on 15 July 2017 by the Resolution Foundation.

  • July 11, 2017

    Over the last 20 years, growth in the earnings of working fathers has been extremely slow, at 0.3 per cent a year on average, while mothers’ earnings have grown by more than two per cent a year. As a result, it has become increasingly difficult for families where only the father is working to keep up with other families.