Resolution Foundation

The UK's decisive decade

The launch report for The Economy 2030 Inquiry

Levelling up and down Britain

How the labour market recovery varies across the country

No part of the UK has been unaffected by the pandemic labour market shock, but both the initial hit and subsequent bounce-back have been uneven across places. Although employee numbers are back to pre-pandemic form in many parts of the country, in some regions (most notably, London) the jobs recovery has a long way to go.


The UK is on the brink of a decade of huge economic change – from the Covid-19 recovery, to exiting the EU and transitioning towards a Net Zero future. The Economy 2030 Inquiry will examine this decisive decade for Britain, and set out a plan for how we can successfully navigate it.

The Inquiry is a collaboration between the Resolution Foundation and the Centre for Economic Performance at the LSE. It is funded by the Nuffield Foundation.

Preparing for a decade of economic change

Lessons from the era of White Heat: comment by Gavin Kelly

There is little doubt that economic change is coming in the 2020s, says Gavin Kelly. As for decay, well, that depends in no small part on whether today’s policy architects are up to the task of building a stronger 21st century social infrastructure…

From boom to bust and back again

200 years of economic change across Britain

The UK is facing a decisive decade of change. But this is not the first time Britain has faced such a radical upheaval. From industrial revolutions and the rise and fall of the British empire, to world wars, the great depression and the creation of the welfare state, Britain has weathered many economic storms and resets over the past two centuries.

Watch back our event with Duncan Weldon and Judy Stephenson where we discussed Britain’s experience of economic change in the past, present and future.