Resolution Foundation

One million UK workers at risk of unemployment when furlough scheme ends in October

An estimated one million furloughed UK workers are at risk of unemployment when the UK Government's furlough scheme ends in October, according to the latest analysis by the Resolution Foundation.

Published 22 July 2020

Scottish housing wealth inequality on the rise

Property wealth held in Scotland has increased ten-fold over the last 50 years, but the last decade has been marked by rising housing wealth inequality, according to a new Resolution Foundation report.

Published 31 July 2019

Child poverty on course to reach 20-year high

The Scottish Government risks missing its child poverty targets by some distance as poverty levels are set to rise rather than fall over the next five years, according to new analysis published today by the Resolution Foundation.

Published 22 March 2019

Young people with property-owning parents three times as likely to own home

Young people whose parents have property wealth are now almost three times as likely to be homeowners by the age of 30, compared to those whose parents have no property wealth, according to a new report.

Published 4 December 2018

Up to a third of millennials ‘will never own a home’, report finds

A think-tank has called on policy makers to radically reform the private rental sector to make it fit for raising children and retirement after a new report found that a generation of young people face the prospect of never owning their own home.

Published 17 April 2018

House prices rise over five times faster than wages

Average house prices across the UK have increased 5.1 times faster than average weekly earnings over the last five years, new figures have revealed.

Published 18 May 2016

Rising housing costs since 1990s ‘equivalent to 10p increase in basic rate of tax’

The rising share of income spent on housing over the last two decades is equivalent to a 10p increase in the basic rate of tax for a typical family, according to new Resolution Foundation analysis.

Published 26 April 2016

SNP council tax reforms will 'improve proportionality'

A new report by the Resolution Foundation describes proposals for reform of council tax as "significant improvements" on the existing system.

Published 8 April 2016

Blog: ‘An opportunity that must not be missed’ – council tax reform in Scotland and beyond

Scotland’s Commission on Local Tax Reform has released its report – recommending the abolition and replacement of the current council tax system. Few would argue that council tax in its current form is particularly sensible or fair, so what happens next ahead of Scotland’s May elections should be of interest far beyond Holyrood.

Published 15 December 2015

Low-income working families on Universal Credit set to lose £1,300

Working households on Universal Credit are set to lose an average of £1,000 in 2020, rising to £1,300 for those with children, despite the welcome reversal of the main cuts to tax credits announced in the Spending Review.

Published 27 November 2015

Working families could become ‘second class savers’ under Universal Credit

Working families moving onto Universal Credit could become ‘second class savers’, with any money put aside potentially counting against their benefit entitlement, according to a new report published today by the independent think-tank the Resolution Foundation.

Published 8 June 2015