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The UK population is still poorer than it was in 2008

New analysis by the New Economics Foundation shows average living standards are still £128 per year lower than a decade ago

Workers have seen increases in leisure time stall since the 1980s despite productivity growth

Had pre-1980 trend in rising leisure time continued, UK workers would be working half a day less than they do today

It will take up to 11 years for the Government to reverse austerity

New NEF analysis shows that it will take between one and two parliaments to reverse austerity completely at current rate

Fix productivity crisis by giving workers more paid holiday and higher wages

Research from NEF proposes a new working-time commission to increase paid leave and a new mandate for the Low Pay Commission

Rents in London should be reduced and rent controls rolled out

New report recommends 6 steps towards a system of rent control in London

UK’s fiscal rules ignore risks from climate crisis

New report calls for the Treasury to rip up its fiscal rules and take the risks of the climate crisis more seriously

FCA failing poorer households over credit card debt

New report shows FCA are failing to adequately protect consumers from high interest costs on credit cards and calls for a cap on the total cost of charges that borrowers pay

Johnson, Hunt and Javid’s tax proposals would increase the number of families in poverty by at least 50,000

New modelling from the NEF shows that proposed tax cuts from Tory leadership hopefuls would increase inequality

Labour land reforms: our Head of Housing & Land responds

Land is essential to properly understanding our broken economy.

Houses built on NHS land sold for up to 9.6 times the average nurse’s salary

Of the planned homes to be built for sale on NHS land, 67% will be unaffordable to a nurse on an average salary

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