ESRC press coverage
27.1K views | +7 today
Follow
ESRC press coverage
Curated by ESRC press office esrc favicon
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by ESRC
Scoop.it!

Revealed: indyref created a surge of support for the left

Revealed: indyref created a surge of support for the left | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Scotland has far more committed left wingers than England, new analysis has revealed amid speculation that thousands of Scots were radicalised.

ESRC's insight:

Article cites the ESRC-funded British Election Study

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ESRC
Scoop.it!

Welfare cuts cost disabled £2,000 a year

Welfare cuts cost disabled £2,000 a year | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Research reveals true cost of cuts on most vulnerable
ESRC's insight:

The author of the report, Steve Fothergill, is a professor at the ESRC-funded Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research (CRESR).


more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ESRC
Scoop.it!

A 'modest' increase in public spending is needed. Austerity economics has failed

Real misery is being caused to real people the country over,' says Scotland's First Minister

ESRC's insight:

The article cites the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ESRC
Scoop.it!

Scotland's struggling North Sea oil industry WILL be bailed out

Scotland's struggling North Sea oil industry WILL be bailed out | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The Chancellor said he had already cut taxes on North Sea oil to protect jobs in the industry, amid rapidly falling prices, but would take ‘further steps at the Budget’ in March to help.

ESRC's insight:

Article cites the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ESRC
Scoop.it!

North Sea oil: UK considers sweeping tax breaks to revive flagging industry

North Sea oil: UK considers sweeping tax breaks to revive flagging industry | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Britain is considering granting the North Sea oil industry a range of tax breaks in a bid to revive the flagging sector amid oil price plunges and diminishing production.

ESRC's insight:

The article cites data from the ESRC-funded National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR).

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ESRC
Scoop.it!

Plummeting oil price stirs troubled waters

A barrel of Brent crude is worth little more than half what it was six months ago and economists such as Professor Brian Ashcroft are saying that this has ruined the economics of independence.

ESRC's insight:

The article cites reports for the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ESRC
Scoop.it!

Experts unite to attack full devolution of income tax

Experts unite to attack full devolution of income tax | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

More than 40 of Britain's top economic experts have come out against the full devolution of income tax to Scotland, warning such a move would undermine the UK state, according to a poll.

ESRC's insight:

Article based on study by ESRC-funded Centre for Macroeconomics.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ESRC
Scoop.it!

How the Barnett formula is 'flawed' in favour of Scotland and Northern Ireland

How the Barnett formula is 'flawed' in favour of Scotland and Northern Ireland | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A new IFS report shows that the Barnett formula distributes cuts unevenly across England, Scotland, Wales and NI. 

ESRC's insight:

The article cites a report by the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ESRC
Scoop.it!

Landmark archive of 10 million words launched

Researchers have completed the first phase of the world’s most extensive digital archive of Scottish Gaelic texts as part of a landmark project to revolutionise access and understanding of the language to public around the world. 

ESRC's insight:

Article on the Digital Archive of Scottish Gaelic (DASG) project, part-funded by the ESRC.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ESRC
Scoop.it!

Landmark archive of 10 million Gaelic words launched

Landmark archive of 10 million Gaelic words launched | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Researchers have completed the first phase of the world’s most extensive digital archive of Scottish Gaelic texts as part of a landmark project to revolutionise access and understanding of the language to public around the world.

ESRC's insight:

Article on the Digital Archive of Scottish Gaelic (DASG) project, part-funded by the ESRC.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ESRC
Scoop.it!

Dundee’s ‘shocking’ child poverty disparity

A new report has revealed “shocking” disparity in levels of child poverty across Dundee.

ESRC's insight:

The article cites research by the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ESRC
Scoop.it!

Salmond accused of creating £700 million NHS shortfall

Salmond accused of creating £700 million NHS shortfall | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The Tories accuse the First Minister of reneging on his promise of passing on to the Scottish NHS all the extra funds created by additional health spending in England.
ESRC's insight:

The article cites the Institute for Fiscal Studies, which receives ESRC funding.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ESRC
Scoop.it!

England weighs heavily in UK's path to devolution

England weighs heavily in UK's path to devolution | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
A devolved union will be difficult to realize in a country that is highly centralized and whose economy is dominated by one region.
ESRC's insight:

This article mentions a recent paper by the ESRC-funded National Institute of Economic and Social Research.


more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ESRC
Scoop.it!

Nicola Sturgeon backs fiscal autonomy as SNP MP warns of 'disaster'

Nicola Sturgeon backs fiscal autonomy as SNP MP warns of 'disaster' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The First Minister tells US television Scotland could 'shoulder' the cost of fiscal autonomy after Tommy Sheppard, an SNP MP, says it would be 'silly' to get rid of the Barnett formula straightaway.

ESRC's insight:

Article cites findings from a report at the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ESRC
Scoop.it!

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
ESRC's insight:

The article cites research by the ESRC-funded Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research (CRESR) at Sheffield Hallam University.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ESRC
Scoop.it!

SNP's home rule 'would give Scotland £7 billion shortfall'

SNP's home rule 'would give Scotland £7 billion shortfall' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Opposition party leaders warn the SNP's demand for full fiscal autonomy is "madness" as the Institute for Fiscal Studies estimates the impact on Scotland's finances.

ESRC's insight:

Article cites the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ESRC
Scoop.it!

IFS Raises Concerns Over Scottish Tax Proposals

The Institute for Fiscal Studies has raised concerns about the practical implications of plans to devolve additional tax powers to the Scottish Parliament. 
ESRC's insight:

The article cites research from the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ESRC
Scoop.it!

Michael Keating: Referendum showed it can be good to see ourselves as others see us

For a few months in 2014, Scotland moved to the centre of international attention.
ESRC's insight:

Article by Profession Michael Keating, Director of the ESRC-funded Scottish Centre on Constitutional Change.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ESRC
Scoop.it!

The Riverside Show - How to Get to 100 and Enjoy It

The Riverside Show - How to Get to 100 and Enjoy It | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

In research, the significant issues affecting every person's life are often hidden behind abstract figures like the number of births, the mortality rate, or net migration. The exhibition presents the latest results of population research in an easy-to-understand format, with the aim of raising awareness among interested non-scientific audiences of the pressing issues surrounding demographic change.

ESRC's insight:

The programme included an interview with Teresa McGowan and Genna West on the Centre for Population Change's (CPC) 'How to Get to 100 and Enjoy It' exhibition (43:14 - 46:35). The exhibition is travelling around the UK until 4 December. From the 29 October to 2 November as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science the exhibition was held at the Gallery@OXO in London.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ESRC
Scoop.it!

Low oil prices are burying all hope of future Scottish independence

Low oil prices are burying all hope of future Scottish independence | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The falling oil price will deal a body blow to North Sea oil revenues. If Scotland had voted for independence, it would be in as deep a fix as Vladimir Putin's Russia
ESRC's insight:

Article mentions analysis from the Institute for Fiscal Studies, which receives ESRC funding.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ESRC
Scoop.it!

Can new powers for Scotland really be delivered within promised timescale?

Can new powers for Scotland really be delivered within promised timescale? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Lord Smith of Kelvin’s task of steering the commission for more Scottish devolution is set to a timescale that makes his job chairing the organising committee of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games look like child’s play.

ESRC's insight:

Article author Malcolm Harvey receives funding from the Economic and Social Research Council for his position as a researcher for the Centre on Constitutional Change.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ESRC
Scoop.it!

Peak offending age for men up to 23

Peak offending age for men up to 23 | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The peak age of offending for men in Scotland has risen from 18 to 23 in the space of a generation, according to the latest conviction figures.

ESRC's insight:

Article discusses research from the ESRC-funded Applied Quantitative Methods Network (AQMeN), to be discussed at an event as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ESRC
Scoop.it!

Revealed: The 89p meals that shame NHS hospitals

Revealed: The 89p meals that shame NHS hospitals | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The Scottish Government’s own figures show the NHS cut its food and drink budget from £32.6 million to £29.7 million last year.
ESRC's insight:

The article cites the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ESRC
Scoop.it!

Child poverty map indicates "shocking levels of hardship" throughout the UK

Child poverty map indicates "shocking levels of hardship" throughout the UK | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A child poverty map published by the campaign to End Child Poverty has revealed that almost one in six children across the UK live below the poverty line, and as many as one in three in Glasgow.

ESRC's insight:

The article cites the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ESRC
Scoop.it!

Brian Wilson: The problem of ruling by committee

Brian Wilson: The problem of ruling by committee | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Democratic interest is badly served by the Nats’ domination of Holyrood’s discursive chambers, writes Brian Wilson
ESRC's insight:

The article cites the Institute for Fiscal Studies, which receives ESRC funding.

more...
No comment yet.