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The Living Standards Outlook 2019

March 18, 2019

The last two years have been “strikingly poor” for living standards, and further hard times may lie ahead according to new analysis by the Resolution Foundation. Living standards are influenced by both economic conditions and government policy so policy makers can help improve disposable incomes through their policy decisions.

Viewpoint: Cuts to spending on disadvantage foreshadow a looming crisis

September 12, 2018 by LGiU

Lloyds Bank Foundation's new research from the New Policy Institute looks at changes to local government spending supporting people facing disadvantage. For LGiU, Caroline Howe, Policy and National Programmes Manager, Lloyds Bank Foundation explains what they’ve found.

If it’s broke, then fix it? (2) Another two critiques of the English planning system

June 27, 2016

The Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA) and the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) have published reports criticising reforms of the planning system in England. Both question the outcomes that the revised planning system can achieve, particularly around social and environmental issues such as reducing inequalities and tackling climate change.