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Welfare reforms to hit lone parents

Welfare reforms to hit lone parents | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Lone parents with young children stand to lose more than £1,800 a year under the UK Government
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The article cites research by the ESRC-funded Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research (CRESR) at Sheffield Hallam University.

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Benefits cap NOT helping poor find jobs

Benefits cap NOT helping poor find jobs | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) found the “large majority” of those hit by the welfare clampdown had failed to find a job or been able to move to a cheaper house

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Article cites the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

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Workplace Pension Reforms Already Show Some Effect

Workplace Pension Reforms Already Show Some Effect | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Preliminary findings from new research commissioned by the Department for Work and Pensions provide an insight into the initial effects of the workplace pension reforms. The results point to a substantial increase in pension scheme membership among private sector employees, but also indicate that there are still significant challenges ahead.

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The new report presents the preliminary findings from a nationally representative survey of private sector employers carried out jointly by the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) and TNS-BMRB Social Research.


NIESR carries out research funded by the ESRC and are partners in two ESRC research centres (LLAKES and the Institute for Macroeconomics).

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BBC Radio 5 live - Benefits cap getting more to work

BBC Radio 5 live - Benefits cap getting more to work | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Benefits cap getting more to work.

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Programme cites the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

Starts at 01:02:38 and concludes at 01:02:58

Programme first aired 15/12/2014


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Politicians must address the fact that Britain's middle class is rapidly sinking

Politicians must address the fact that Britain's middle class is rapidly sinking | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The idea of middle class decline is too often met with derision, especially among progressives, but all our politicians should be talking about it.

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This article quotes the ESRC-funded Institute of Fiscal Studies

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