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It’s time to properly abolish the ‘poll tax’

What is Britain’s most badly designed tax? A leading contender has to be council tax. It’s a tax based on 27 year old house valuations, but this isn’t even the biggest problem. Council tax would bear little relation to property values even if it were revalued. Typical council tax bills for the most expensive homes […]

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“Don’t it always seem to go, that you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone” – UK generational trends in an international context

Joni Mitchell’s lyrics may refer to her first trip to Hawaii, but they could just as easily apply to UK trends in generational living standards that the Resolution Foundation’s Intergenerational Commission has uncovered. That’s particularly so in light of our new analysis comparing these trends internationally. While there are huge living standards differences between high-income countries, […]

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