Today's annual Family Spending release from the Office for National Statistics contains a wealth of useful information - and the ONS has done a good job of presenting much of that data. Below we set out the Resolution Foundation's five key charts that explain just who spent what in 2014.
What should the state do? That's the question we asked at our Shrinking Pains event on Tuesday morning... Below we select seven charts that show where we are - and where we're heading.
Here is a graph produced today by The Resolution Foundation that shows how hard-pressed families were set to be worst off
A think-tank has offered food for thought to George Osborne over how he can find £4.4bn without cutting tax credits. The
Former Tory government Minister David Willetts has put the cat amongst the pigeons in his new role. Willetts now heads the
When it comes to this April's tax credit cuts we're now swiftly approaching the point where everyone accepts there is a problem, and starts to ask the real question - what is the solution?
There is a huge amount that a pioneering yet delivery-focussed Mayor could do to improve the supply of affordable housing, spread the living wage, and improve the transition from school to college to work. Sadiq and Zac, over to you.
When It Comes to the 'National Living Wage' Being Introduced to the World, It's Time for Some Responsible Parenting
Having brought the National Living Wage into this world the Chancellor has set the country the right exam question - to implement it successfully. We know we'll be sitting that exam between today and 2020. Responsible parenting is about doing everything we can as a country to pass.
George Osborne's welfare crackdown will leave the poorest families thousands of pounds worse off even after introducing the
As the Budget approaches we await the details of deep cuts in welfare spending, but the fact that they are coming is beyond doubt. Every sinew is being strained in the cause of deficit reduction. Or is it? Largely absent from public debate to date is the more than £100billion that goes each year into tax reliefs - lower taxes for particular groups or activities.