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Low pay is breaking Britain’s public finances: the evidence can’t be denied

Low pay is breaking Britain’s public finances: the evidence can’t be denied | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Permanent low pay threatens to overtake us, with the Treasury, hit by lower tax receipts, facing an ever-rising benefits bill

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The article cites Steve Machin, research director at the ESRC-funded Centre for Economic Performance.

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Private sector wages accelerate

Private sector wages accelerate | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Private sector pay packets are on track to rise faster than public sector wages in the next four years, a report suggests.

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The article refers to a study by the Institute for Fiscal Studies, which receives funding from the ESRC.

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Public vs private sector pay gap is £5,000 (or a fifth of earnings)

Public vs private sector pay gap is £5,000 (or a fifth of earnings) | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
First comparison including both salary and pensions reveals a huge gulf between state workers and those in the private sector
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The article cites research by the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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Cameron’s tax cuts benefit middle and higher earners, not the poorest

Cameron’s tax cuts benefit middle and higher earners, not the poorest | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
James Ball: Lifting tax thresholds helps those earning enough to pay tax, while benefit cuts redistribute from the poorest to the better off
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The article cites the Institute for Fiscal Studies, which receives ESRC funding.

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Industrial revival or sweatshop UK?

Industrial revival or sweatshop UK? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

UK manufacturing costs now rival those in Eastern Europe, but low-paid workers may not join the celebrations

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Article cites The Migration Observatory, which is part funded by the ESRC

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Grammar school girls earn a fifth more, study finds

Grammar school girls earn a fifth more, study finds | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Grammar school educated women go on to earn 20 per cent more and have fewer children than those in non-selective institutions, new research shows
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This research was carried out by the Institute for Social and Economic Research at the University of Essex. ISER is funded by the ESRC.

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Pay of top earners 'rising faster'

Pay of top earners 'rising faster' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Scotland's top earners have increased their income at a greater rate than the rest of the nation's workers in the past decade, according to a report.

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Salaries soar for top earners

SCOTLAND'S top 1% of earners have seen their salaries increase at a faster rate than other workers over the past decade, according to a new report.
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Under-30s being priced out of the UK, says social mobility tsar

Under-30s being priced out of the UK, says social mobility tsar | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Mobility tsar says Britain is on verge of being permanently divided between haves and have-nots as young miss out on recovery...

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

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Pensions keep public sector pay 17 per cent ahead of private sector

Pensions keep public sector pay 17 per cent ahead of private sector | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Public sector workers still earn 17 per cent more than their private sector counterparts, researchers claim.

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

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The truth about the real pay divide in Britain 

The truth about the real pay divide in Britain  | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Today, the Institute for Fiscal Studies reveals the truth about public sector pay and the impact of George Osborne's 'brutal' cuts. Public servants are still better off than other workers.

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Labour conference: pay cut for ministers, child benefit cap, but more NHS cash

Labour conference: pay cut for ministers, child benefit cap, but more NHS cash | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Shadow chancellor Ed Balls unveils plans for next parliament, while Ed Miliband highlights wages, health and 50p tax band
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The article cites the Institute for Fiscal Studies, which receives ESRC funding.

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Real wages fall by 8% since the financial crisis says NIESR. 18-25s’ real terms pay falls 14% back to 1998 levels

Real wages fall by 8% since the financial crisis says NIESR. 18-25s’ real terms pay falls 14% back to 1998 levels | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Real UK wages have fallen by 8% since the financial crisis began a new report by the National Institute of Economic and Social Research has found.

The report, which examines the economic fortunes of the UK since the crisis, says:  “At the end of 2013, UK GDP was still almost 2 per cent lower than it had been at its most recent peak in the beginning of 2008 and GDP per capita was over 6 per cent lower than it had been six years earlier.

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


This article was published on 2 May 2014

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Income of Scotland's top earners 'rose faster than other workers'

Income of Scotland's top earners 'rose faster than other workers' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The pay of Scotland’s top earners has increased at a greater rate than the rest of the country’s workforce, a study has revealed.

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Scotland’s richest get richer as wage gap widens

Scotland’s richest get richer as wage gap widens | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
SCOTLAND’S highest earners have pulled away from the rest of the country’s workforce, after increasing their share of total incomes by nearly 50 per cent in a decade.
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