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Too few voters understand immigrants’ role in UK recovery

Too few voters understand immigrants’ role in UK recovery | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Positive views on immigration rise with financial literacy, but uninformed majority could still turn to Ukip, study finds

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Article cites findings form the ESRC-funded British Election Study

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Don't put Miliband centrestage or Labour will lose, Prescott warns

Don't put Miliband centrestage or Labour will lose, Prescott warns | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The former Labour deputy prime minister said Mr Miliband's party could be 'in better shape' with just four months until the election.

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

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Scotland and Northern Ireland gained £800m from Barnett Formula 'flaw', IFS warns

Scotland and Northern Ireland gained £800m from Barnett Formula 'flaw', IFS warns | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Leading think tank says English taxpayers are losing out due to glitch in the way centralised public spending is divided between UK nations

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Artilce cites a press release from the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

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'What Next For Scotland?' Asks This Year's Festival Of Politics

The Festival of Politics 2014 offers informed opinion and balanced debate from experts and academics as they tackle the key issues of the Referendum. Now in its 10th year, the Festival of Politics will take place at the Scottish Parliament from Friday 15 August to Sunday 17 August.

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Festival includes the most recent research and findings from the Economic and Social Research Council on Scottish social attitudes

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"Labour can win and taxes will go up under Miliband"

"Labour can win and taxes will go up under Miliband" | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

"It is just after breakfast one day in mid-May next year. Ed Balls embarks on the journey he made every day for many years, through the Treasury and up to the office of the Chancellor of the Exchequer. Only this time, Mr Balls is not an adviser..."

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Article quotes figures from the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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Young people make themselves easy to ignore – but politicians are also to blame

Young people make themselves easy to ignore – but politicians are also to blame | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The damage to student voting registration numbers can only be mitigated.

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Article cites findings from the ESRC-funded British Election Study

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Today - BBC Radio 4

Morning news. Includes Sports Desk; Weather; Thought for the Day.

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Programme interviews ESRC Future Research Leader, Dr Charlotte O'Brien from the University of York regarding her findings on EU Welfare.

Broadcast starts at 02:13:20

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Dave Watson: The legacy of the referendum must be a fairer Scotland

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The autor cites the ESRC Future of the UK and Scotland programme as 'the most objective source of analysis'.

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Many Scots will vote no to independence confident of devoPLUS

Many Scots will vote no to independence confident of devoPLUS | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Many Scots want more devolution, but think this will be achieved without independence, according to new data released by the British Election Study (BES).
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Labour: Tax and benefit changes mean families will be £974 a year worse off by next election, IFS figures show

Households will be £974 a year worse off by the time of the next general election because of tax and benefit changes since 2010, according to Labour analysis of figures from the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS).

The figures take into account all tax and benefit changes affecting households between 2010 and April 2015, including increases to the income tax personal allowance, as well as the rise in VAT and cuts to tax credits and child benefit.

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The IFS receives funding from the ESRC.

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