Budget briefing: Recommendations for better living standards

This briefing sets out recommendations in three key areas ahead of the November Budget and the implementation of the Industrial Strategy.

The Budget and the Industrial Strategy present opportunities to establish firm foundations for better living standards for those who are struggling to make ends meet.

In this briefing, we make a number of recommendations in these three areas:

  • an industrial strategy that delivers an economy that works for all
  • fixing Universal Credit
  • affordable housing to support higher living standards.