Resolution Foundation

The UK’s decisive decade

The launch report of The Economy 2030 Inquiry

This report marks the launch of The Economy 2030 Inquiry, a landmark collaboration between the Resolution Foundation and the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics, funded by the Nuffield Foundation.

Its contention is that the 2020s look set to be the decisive decade during which the UK will need to renew its approach to achieving economic success.

The seismic changes set to impact the UK economy in this decade – the Covid-19 aftermath, Brexit, the Net Zero transition, an older population and rapid technological change – need to be managed well, with those who lose out supported through the process.

A rebuilding of the UK’s economic strategy is needed if we are toavoid a decade of continued slow growth that  could leave the nation diminished and divided.

But these shocks will also reshape the economic context – a context which, although containing some bright spots, has been marked by stagnant living standards, weak productivity and investment and high inequality.

A rebuilding of the UK’s economic strategy is needed if we are to make a success of the 2020s, and avoid a decade of continued slow growth that  could leave the nation diminished and divided.

The report:

  • Describes the scale and nature of change that the 2020s may bring
  • Examines how ready for large-scale change the UK is
  • Outlines the economic backdrop to the 2020s
  • And, demonstrates the importance of managing change well in this decade

Contact

For all research queries about this report, please contact Daniel Tomlinson. For press queries, please contact the Resolution Foundation press office.



Daniel Tomlinson
Senior Economist,
Resolution Foundation

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