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Torsten Bell is director of the Resolution Foundation. He was previously director of policy for the Labour Party and worked in the Treasury, both as a special adviser and a civil servant.
The boom in jobs and working hours reflects the fact that our living standards are worse than expected.
The Conservatives’ ambitious promise of a £10.50 minimum wage must be sensitive to any economic downsides.
Running down the Brexit clock makes sense for politicians seeking to manage party divisions. But it amounts to economic vandalism for UK households.
Their incomes may be relatively low, but the children of homeowners are still far more likely to be able to buy a home.
The PM declared a hardline policy over, but the numbers suggest otherwise.
A family on the average wage would have to bank every single penny for 43 years to reach the wealthiest 10 per cent.
Inflation is already rising, and failing to agree a trade deal with the EU could cost families another £500 a year.
Since the turn of the millenium living standards for Britain's ethnic minorities have improved, though there's still a way to go.
Millennials have seen their pay squeezed, while the dream of home ownership has vanished.
Reforming tax for the self-employed should be welcomed by progressives and fiscal hawks alike.