UK Living Standards

Is the Squeeze on Living Standards Over? (Spoiler: Yes, but No)

Matthew Oakley | Posted 05.07.2014 | UK
Matthew Oakley

Increased spending, confidence and confidence in the future all bodes well for the future. But let's not get too excited. It is clear that beneath these headlines, many consumers are still struggling. For instance, positivity over prospects for future personal finances varies significantly across the UK. Londoners and people in the West Midlands are much more likely to feel positive about their future finances than those in the North West or in Wales.... Our data shows men are more likely than women to be feeling positive about their financial situation...

Living Standards Falling Back To The Victorian Ages

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 09.12.2013 | UK

British workers are suffering the biggest fall in living standards since the Victorian era, as their austerity measures have continued to squeeze thei...

One In Five Paid 'Below Living Wage'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.09.2013 | UK Politics

One in five British workers earns below the so-called living wage, a report has revealed. Using the most recent figures available the study found 2...

‘Bankers Thrive As Working People Struggle'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 05.08.2013 | UK Politics

Bankers' bonuses have soared to new heights while most people believe the economic recovery is failing to benefit those on lower and middle incomes, a...

Millions Of Families Face A Decade Of Economic Hardship

PA | Posted 13.02.2013 | UK Politics

Millions of families might not see see a return to pre-recession standards of living for another decade, a think-tank warned today. The Resolution ...