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Energy consumers could have lost out by £2 billion per year

Energy consumers could have lost out by £2 billion per year | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Research findings contributed to a change in Ofgem policy that ended an energy competition clause that was potentially costing households up to £2 billion a year. This month sees the publication of the first annual competition review into the energy sector.

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The Centre for Competition Policy is based at the University of East Anglia and is funded by the ESRC. 

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Population 'up 565,000 since 2011'

Population 'up 565,000 since 2011' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The population of England has risen by 565,000 since 2011 because of immigration, a major analysis by the University of Oxford estimates.

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The article cites the ESRC-funded Migration Observatory at the University of Oxford.

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Almost all of us are wasting £3,000 a year

Almost all of us are wasting £3,000 a year | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The majority of adults in the UK waste a staggering £3,000 a year according to a new study which reveals attitudes towards saving.
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The article cites analysis from the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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We ignore poor productivity at our peril

We ignore poor productivity at our peril | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The metamorphosis of Labour’s attack lines on the economy has been a sight to behold.
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The article cites a report by the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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Shock 20-year life expectancy gap between rich and poor people

Shock 20-year life expectancy gap between rich and poor people | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Experts said the gulf is the same as between Canada and Botswana and shows the shocking inequality that blights modern Britain
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The article cites the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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Study to use ‘peer power’ to address low physical activity rates in teenage girls

A new study aiming to tackle low-levels of physical activity among adolescent girls by introducing peer-influences has been awarded £528,000 from the National Institute of Health Research [NIHR].

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The article cites the ESRC-funded Centre for the Development and Evaluation of Complex Interventions for Public Health Improvement (DECIPHer).

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BBC News at Ten, 04/03/2015

BBC News at Ten, 04/03/2015 | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

BBC News at Ten

Main story - IFS report regarding income levels since the recession.

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IFS director, Paul Johnson interviewed.

Clip starts at 01:35 and concludes at 04:20

Programme originally aired 04/03/2015


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Britain’s stunted recovery leaves us wishing for what might have been

Britain’s stunted recovery leaves us wishing for what might have been | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

So household incomes are back to 2007 levels. This isn’t evidence of success but confirmation of how dismal economic performance has been

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The article cites findings and quotes Paul Johnson, Director of the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

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Meet Labour's teenage hopeful with more Twitter followers than Nigel Farage and Nick Clegg

Meet Labour's teenage hopeful with more Twitter followers than Nigel Farage and Nick Clegg | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

IBTimes UK quizzed 19-year-old George Aylett about social media, young people and politics.

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Article cites the ESRC-funded British Election Study

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Unlock growth and prosperity with the productivity key

Unlock growth and prosperity with the productivity key | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
During the recent recession real wages declined. Low skilled workers and the young fared worst whilst top income groups have enjoyed growth and prosperity.
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This article is based on a lecture given at an ESRC Centre for Micro-Social Change (CPP) workshop, Understanding changes in income inequality in the austerity period. The research is funded by the CPP at the Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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Sir Douglas Hague, economist - obituary

Sir Douglas Hague, economist - obituary | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Sir Douglas Hague, who has died aged 88, was one of Margaret Thatcher’s earliest and most loyal economic advisers.

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Sir Douglas Hague was Chairman of the ESRC from 1983 to 1987.

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Newcastle University launches study into women's holiday romances

Newcastle University launches study into women's holiday romances | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Students at Newcastle University are looking for women from the region who have fallen for a local man while overseas
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The article cites the ESRC-funded Understanding Women’s Holiday Relationships study.

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

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Lib Dems say they would block Labour from cutting tuition fees in any future coalition

Lib Dems say they would block Labour from cutting tuition fees in any future coalition | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The Liberal Democrats would block Labour from cutting university tuition fees to £6,000 if the parties went into coalition after the next election, a senior party figure has indicated.
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The article cites the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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Is the UK experiencing a brain drain?

Is the UK experiencing a brain drain? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
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The author of the article, Renee Luthra, is a research fellow at the ESRC-funded Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) at the University of Essex.

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Watch out 2025 polling stations

Watch out 2025 polling stations | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
What issues were important to you when you were 10? Pupils at Grasmere Primary School have been thinking up some serious questions for local politicians. Here are some:
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The article cites data from the ESRC-funded British Election Study.

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Daily catch-up: the gap between rich and poor has narrowed (a little) since the banking crisis

Daily catch-up: the gap between rich and poor has narrowed (a little) since the banking crisis | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The Prime Minister and Chancellor seized yesterday on a report from the Institute for Fiscal Studies, which said that median incomes have at last recovered their pre-crash level.
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The article cites a report by the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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Research highlights differences in how young men and women learn about sex and relationships

More young people than ever are getting most of their information about sexual matters from school, but the majority feel they are not getting all the information they need, and men in particular are missing out, according to new research.

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The article cites findings from the ESRC-funded National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (NATSAL).

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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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Average incomes 'return to pre-recession levels'

Average incomes 'return to pre-recession levels' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Average household incomes have returned to pre-recession levels, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS).

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

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Being unemployed 'adversely affects health'

Unemployed people are more likely to experience a range of health problems, in part due to the stress of looking for a job, a new study suggests.

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Article cites findings from the ESRC International Centre for Lifecourse Studies

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UK household incomes near pre-banking crisis levels

UK household incomes near pre-banking crisis levels | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Institute for Fiscal Studies report finds that falls in inflation and unemployment, together with modest wage rises, have raised household spending power

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

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The Wellcome Collection: raising the cultural profile of science

The Wellcome Collection: raising the cultural profile of science | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The newly-redeveloped Wellcome Collection is a place for thought-provoking mental adventures.
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The article cites the ESRC-funded National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal).

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


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Couples who stay together can boost their income by an average 35 per cent

Couples who stay together can boost their income by an average 35 per cent | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The study found couples could earn thousands more - almost as much as having a degree - just by sticking with their partner. 

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The research cited in the article used data from the ESRC-funded Understanding Society study.

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School success adds £140,000 to wages, research reveals

School success adds £140,000 to wages, research reveals | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Analysis lays bare the importance of getting good grades at school.
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The article cites research that was backed by the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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