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Tax credit climbdown would threaten welfare cap, IFS warns

Tax credit climbdown would threaten welfare cap, IFS warns | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Institute for Fiscal Studies says watering down planned changes would make it impossible for George Osborne to keep welfare spending below £115bn

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Ethnic minorities 'more likely to go to university' than white working-class British children

Ethnic minorities 'more likely to go to university' than white working-class British children | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Lack of aspirations and expectations are partly to blame for white British underperforming, experts said

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Tax credits vote: PM accuses Lords of breaking constitutional convention

Tax credits vote: PM accuses Lords of breaking constitutional convention | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

‘Rapid review’ sought after peers vote to delay tax credit cuts until compensation scheme for low-paid workers is worked out

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Pensioners 'are now earning more than those still in work'

Pensioners 'are now earning more than those still in work' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Statistics showed pensioners’ average net income is 3 per cent higher than that of the working-age population, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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The Observer view on tax credit cuts

The Observer view on tax credit cuts | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The Tories’ unfair onslaught is against low-paid parents

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The proportion of workers not being paid the living wage is actually rising

The proportion of workers not being paid the living wage is actually rising | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The proportion of workers who are not being paid the living wage is actually increasing, official statistics show. 

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Osborne: public support for welfare system will be lost without reforms

Osborne: public support for welfare system will be lost without reforms | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Chancellor rejects calls to water down his plans to cut tax credits in interview with Guardian editor-in-chief Katharine Viner

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Boris clashes with ministers as he demands: Protect the low paid

Boris clashes with ministers as he demands: Protect the low paid | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

As the row overshadowed the Tory party conference in Manchester, one Conservative backbencher warned David Cameron the issue could become the party’s ‘Poll Tax’.

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Women with degrees earn three times as much as female non-graduates

Women with degrees earn three times as much as female non-graduates | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

There's a '£13,200' graduate premium for women according to a study published today - and £14,500 for men

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UK tax and benefit changes worsening inequality, IFS warns

UK tax and benefit changes worsening inequality, IFS warns | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Institute for Fiscal Studies says that in-work benefits help close the gap between rich and poor over a worker’s lifetime

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Jobseekers 'face dip in living standards'

Jobseekers 'face dip in living standards' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Out-of-work couples with children face "a decade of sharply declining living standards" owing to changes made to benefits, anti-poverty campaigners say.

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Will replacing student maintenance grants with loans deter young people from university?

Will replacing student maintenance grants with loans deter young people from university? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The Government has admitted that it did not investigate whether its controversial decision to replace student maintenance grants with loans would deter young people from poor backgrounds from going to university.

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Poorest graduates 'will owe £53,000' after grants cut

Poorest graduates 'will owe £53,000' after grants cut | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Institute for Fiscal Studies analysis of changes to student finance forecasts higher debts for poorer student, but savings for the government.

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Rented homes are desperately needed, so why are landlords demonised?

Rented homes are desperately needed, so why are landlords demonised? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Increasing numbers of people are choosing renting as a lifestyle option, and 80pc of tenants are satisfied with their current landlord. Yet landlords are consistently being demonised by politicians, including now by the Treasury.

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Thirtysomethings likely to end up with a pension of just £271 a month

Thirtysomethings likely to end up with a pension of just £271 a month | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

At the rate Britain's thirtysomethings are saving they likely to end up with a private pension of just £271 a month — barely enough to cover household bills.

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Schools set to face cuts in spending per pupil over next five years

Schools set to face cuts in spending per pupil over next five years | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Schools will "feel the pinch" over the next five years as spending per pupil could fall by around 8%, a respected think tank has said.

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Tax credit changes: Who will be the winners and losers?

Tax credit changes: Who will be the winners and losers? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Changes to tax credits are proving highly controversial, but who are likely to be the winners and losers?

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Workers earning £150k-plus face cut to pension annual allowance

Workers earning £150k-plus face cut to pension annual allowance | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The size of the annual allowance will be gradually reduced from £40k to £10k for those making £150k a year or more, it was announced in today's Budget.

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Economist Sir Richard Blundell frontrunners Nobel prize

Economist Sir Richard Blundell frontrunners Nobel prize | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

British professor who made name studying impact of falling wages on consumer demand was cited in more academic papers last year than any other economist

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Is George Osborne correct to say workers will be £2,000 a year better off?

Is George Osborne correct to say workers will be £2,000 a year better off? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The IFS and Resolution Foundation thinktanks say the chancellor’s welfare overhaul will leave many families worse off. Do the government’s claims add up?

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'London effect' in schools due to gradual improvements not policies, says report

'London effect' in schools due to gradual improvements not policies, says report | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

LSE report says primaries improving since 90s and abolition of Inner London Education Authority led to pupils’ success

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Women with degrees earn three times as much as those without

Women with degrees earn three times as much as those without | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Research from the IFS, Cambridge and Harvard also suggests graduates’ gender pay gap is less than official figures say

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Millions Of British Families Will Be Worse Off Despite New "Living Wage"

Millions Of British Families Will Be Worse Off Despite New "Living Wage" | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Influential think tank contradicts government claim that Britain is "getting a pay rise"

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What to expect from record year of privatisations

The current financial year looks like being the biggest year for privatisations on record. What can we expect?

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The chart that shows how much debt Tories will pile onto students

The chart that shows how much debt Tories will pile onto students | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The Conservatives say they’re committed to widening access in higher education and that anyone with the ability to succeed should have the opportunity to participate – regardless of their background or ability to pay.

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