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Coalition Britain: less Dragon’s Den, more a nation of odd jobbers

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As with so many of the coalition’s claims of economic recovery, the seemingly buoyant labour market is hiding a much more fragile picture, writes James Bloodworth.

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Three proposed tax cuts that are anything but progressive

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Some of the tax cuts being proposed by the Tories and the Lib Dems sound good, but in reality they are highly regressive.

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Rents are going to continue rising until the government regulates them

Ask anyone on a low to middle income renting in London if rents are too high, and you’re only going to get one answer.

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A minimum wage worker would need to work 380 hours a week to match top earner

A minimum wage worker would need to work for 380 hours a week to match the annual salary of someone at the 99th percentile, according to research by the Resolution Foundation.

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Low pay: the defining challenge of our age?

New figures from the ONS show that a quarter of workers earned less than £12,800 a year in 2012. James Plunkett of the Resolution Foundation has written an interesting piece for the Huffington Post, in which he argues that low pay is “fast becoming one of the defining economic challenges of our age”.

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Two-thirds think the economy is “too harsh” on ordinary working people

Tomorrow, Stan Greenberg will publish new research examining people’s perceptions of whether the economy is harsh on ‘ordinary people’.

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Will consumers support Living Wage products and services?

Will consumers make it worth employers’ investment in the Living Wage, by shifting their custom to those who pay decent wages?

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What works in encouraging saving?

Giselle Cory examines the state of ‘nudge’-based programs that encourage saving gently; they may help, but they can’t overcome poverty alone.

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When does economic growth benefit people on low to middle incomes – and why?

The Resolution Foundation today published a new paper by Professor Lane Kenworthy of the University of Arizona; James Plunkett reports.

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The coalition is actively increasing child poverty

The Resolution Foundation’s Felicity Dennistoun explains the IFS’s figures for child poverty, and puts them in the context of the wider welfare reforms.

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