Commission on Living Standards

Resolution Foundation

Easing the squeeze: personal allowances or tax credits?

09:30 - 11:00 Wednesday 14 March 2012
23 Savile Row, London W1S 2ET

The Resolution Foundation hosted a policy seminar to discuss the relative merits of personal tax allowances and tax credits in supporting households most feeling the squeeze.

Chris Nicholson, Director, Centre Forum - download slides
Paul Johnson, Director, Institute for Fiscal Studies
Howard Reed, Director, Landman Economics - download slides
Gavin Kelly, Chief Executive, Resolution Foundation (Chair)

Keynote speech by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg

11:00 - 12:00 Thursday 26 January 2012
Institute for Government, 2 Carlton Gardens, London SW1Y 5AA

As part of the Resolution Foundation's Commission on Living Standards the Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, gave a keynote speech on how to improve the living standards of low to middle income families.

Squeezed Britain: the state of low to middle income households today

09:30 - 11:00 Monday 23 January 2012
23 Savile Row, London W1S 2ET

The Resolution Foundation launched Squeezed Britain which uses the latest large scale survey data to give a snapshot of life for households living on a low to middle income in the UK. Liam Byrne MP and David Laws MP responded to the issues raised and discussed what policy makers can do to ease some of these challenges.

Matthew Whittaker, Senior Economist, Resolution Foundation - download slides
Liam Byrne MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
David Laws MP
Gavin Kelly, Chief Executive, Resolution Foundation (Chair)