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How will the Conservatives tackle the deficit?

How will the Conservatives tackle the deficit? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

George Osborne has been given five more years at the Treasury by voters, after asking them to let him "finish the job" of eliminating the deficit.

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Artilce cites Paul Johnson, Director of the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

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Household incomes finally hit pre-crash levels

Household incomes finally hit pre-crash levels | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Household incomes are back to pre-recession levels with the average Briton now receiving £461 a week in wages, pensions and benefits after cash, which is £5 more than last year.

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

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Labour pledges to stop spending cuts if they win 'will cost £50bn' 

Labour pledges to stop spending cuts if they win 'will cost £50bn'  | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Paul Johnson, director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, pictured, claimed Ed Miliband’s plans to soften spending cuts if Labour win the election would add £170billion to the national debt by 2030.

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Article cites Paul Johnson, Director of the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

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Top economist warns Labour will borrow extra £170 billion

Top economist warns Labour will borrow extra £170 billion | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The Institute for Fiscal Studies has warned that Ed Miliband's public spending plans could leave the Treasury unable to intervene in the event of another banking crisis

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The Tories’ plan for poor people: stop them breeding

The Tories’ plan for poor people: stop them breeding | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Iain Duncan Smith’s call for ‘behavioural change’ revives an old party trope of sneering at the lower orders

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Petrol to fall to £1 a litre if oil prices remain low, Treasury MPs told

Petrol to fall to £1 a litre if oil prices remain low, Treasury MPs told | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Goldman Sachs economist Kevin Daly says fall will boost consumer confidence as thinktank criticises deficit drive

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Labour Party plans to quadruple gun licence cost and scrap commissioners

Labour Party plans to quadruple gun licence cost and scrap commissioners | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

 

Labour last night unveiled plans to save £250 million by scrapping police commissioners and quadrupling the cost of gun licenses.

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Romanian and Bulgarian workers in UK up 50,000 after curbs lifted

Romanian and Bulgarian workers in UK up 50,000 after curbs lifted | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Britons account for two-thirds of extra jobs and are not being displaced by migrants, Labour Force Survey finds.

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Article cites figures from ESRC-funded The Oxford University Migration Observatory

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Why George Osborne's headline-grabbing claims are wrong

Why George Osborne's headline-grabbing claims are wrong | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Three strong fiscal propositions emerged from last week's Conservative Party conference. First, that job-dodging scroungers have pushed up the working-age welfare bill into the stratosphere. Second, that an army of modest earners have been sucked into the higher income tax rate bracket. Third, that £25bn of further spending cuts will be needed in the next parliament. But don't take any of those propositions at face value.
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Trust me: Labour and the Conservatives have laid out their plans to help squeezed Britons

As Britain’s party-conference season nears its end it is clear that the economy will dominate campaigning ahead of the May 2015 general election. 

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Divided BoE holds off on rate hike

Divided BoE holds off on rate hike | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The Bank of England (BoE) left interest rates and its asset purchase target unchanged on Thursday, despite growing calls by some members for a change in policy.
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The article cites Jonathan Portes, director of the ESRC-funded National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR).

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Borrowing up £9bn in first four months of 2014/15

Public sector borrowing in the first four months of the financial year was more than £9bn higher than the same period in 2013/14.

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Research findings are analysed by the ESRC-funded Institute of Fiscal Studies

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​UK tops world table for economic growth

​UK tops world table for economic growth | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The UK economy is expanding at its fastest rate since 2007, performing better than any other economy in the G7.

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The article cites research from the National Institute for Economic and Social Research (NIESR). NIESR is a partner in two ESRC research centres, LLAKES and the Institute for Macroeconomics

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A day in the life of your budget: How much do you spend in a day?

A day in the life of your budget: How much do you spend in a day? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

From morning alarm to lights out, we spend money before even touching our wallet. Ahead of Budget day next week, the Telegraph adds up our average daily spend

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Council tax bigger debt problem than credit cards says Citizens Advice

Council tax bigger debt problem than credit cards says Citizens Advice | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The mainstream debt problems of the credit crunch, from credit cards to loans, are morphing into even more troubling problems, Citizens Advice warned.

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Why everything we know about inflation could be wrong

Why everything we know about inflation could be wrong | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

It's considered the most important economic statistic of them all. So why are we struggling to measure inflation data?

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The odd argument over public spending

The odd argument over public spending | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

George Osborne and other senior Conservatives delivered civil service estimates for how much some Labour policies will cost

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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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Benefits for pensioners to cost £12 billion a year even though they have 'stopped being poor'

Benefits for pensioners to cost £12 billion a year even though they have 'stopped being poor' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The Institute for Fiscal Studies urged policymakers to recognise that “pensioners as a group have stopped being poor”

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Article cites findings and recommendations from the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies


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Poor 'have fewer teeth' than rich

Poor 'have fewer teeth' than rich | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The poorest people in society have eight fewer teeth than the richest by the time they reach their 70s, a study has suggested.

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Article cites findings from the ESRC-funded study, a collaboration between Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust, UCL and the National Centre for Social Research

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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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'Trust me' - Labour and the Conservatives have laid out their plans to help squeezed Britons

As Britain’s party-conference season nears its end it is clear that the economy will dominate campaigning ahead of the May 2015 general election.

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

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Five tax stings you need to know about

Five tax stings you need to know about | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
As the Tories promise to lift 800,000 out of the 40p tax rate, we look at five more tax traps set by the state
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Barista? That's no job for a graduate says TUC

Barista? That's no job for a graduate says TUC | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Frances O'Grady voiced fears of a 'generational gap' causing dead-end jobs after more than 1,700 people applied for eight Costa jobs in Nottingham last year.
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Osborne rakes in £1bn stamp duty bonanza amid house price boom

Osborne rakes in £1bn stamp duty bonanza amid house price boom | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

In the first four months of the financial year, from April to July, the amount of money paid in stamp duty to the Government has soared by 26.5 per cent to £4.8 billion. 

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