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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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New app Global Village lets you compare yourself with other nationalities

Have you ever wondered whether all people think the same way, or whether cultural differences across the world mean people’s minds work differently? A new app, ‘Global Village: Discover Your Think...

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Artilce cites a new app Global Village, developed at Durham University and funded by the ESRC.

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ESRC 'Celebrating Impact' prize - The University of Manchester

SEED alumni Dr Jennifer Doyle has won first prize for Outstanding Early Career Impact in the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Celebrating Impact Prize 2015.

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Article announcing ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize winner Dr Jennifer Doyle at The University of Manchester


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Indians have now become UK’s biggest overseas born population

Indians have now become UK’s biggest overseas born population | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Data released by Office of National Statistics on Friday shows that the number of Indians living in UK is four times more than the Chinese and Americans, over three times more than those of Bangladeshi and German origin and two times more than those from Ireland.

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Article cites Professor David Coleman from The Migration Observatory which receives funding from the ESRC

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A Mountain of Dreams

A Mountain of Dreams | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

An Oxford University researcher’s short film about the rising youth unemployment in Uttarakhand will be part of university and school curriculum across the UK.

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Article cites ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize 2015 award

winner, Dr Jane Dyson, who is based at The University of Oxford

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10 ways social science research has changed our lives

As the Economic and Social Research Council celebrates its 50th anniversary, we pick out 10 pivotal moments in the social sciences over the past five decades that have had an impact on society and the way we think.

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The UK tumbles out of top ten in key immigration ranking

The UK tumbles out of top ten in key immigration ranking | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The coalition prioritised cutting migrant numbers but has also made life more difficult for those still coming in.
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Author of this article, Ben Gidley, is a senior researcher at the ESRC-funded Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS). He has also received ESRC funding for his research.

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Film on Uttarakhand village becomes a teaching tool in west

Film on Uttarakhand village becomes a teaching tool in west | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A 16-minute film on the life of Uttarakhand’s Makar Singh, his economic hardships and his efforts to uplift his community has won several awards and become a key teaching tool in universities across UK, US, Canada and Australia.

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Article cites Dr Jane Dyson and her prize for Outstanding International Impact at the ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize 2015 awards

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UK population at record high, with net migration the biggest driver

UK population at record high, with net migration the biggest driver | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Britain’s population grew by 491,000 in the year to mid-2014 to nearly 64.6 million, with net migration accounting for 53 per cent of the rise and births 46 per cent

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The article cites Carlos Vargas-Silva, a senior researcher at the ESRC-funded Migration Observatory.

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Social geographer Jane Dyson awarded for Outstanding International Impact

Social geographer Jane Dyson awarded for Outstanding International Impact | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Oxford researcher Dr Jane Dyson has received an ESRC prize for Outstanding International Impact.

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Article cites Dr Jane Dyson and her prize for Outstanding International Impact at the ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize 2015 awards

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Elderly living near noisy roads have 'increased stroke risk'

Elderly living near noisy roads have 'increased stroke risk' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

“Living in a neighbourhood with noisy road traffic may…increase the risk of stroke,” The Guardian reports. 

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Article cites an ESRC-part funded study led by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

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EU referendum: Price tag of Brexit could be £100bn as trade deals become undone

EU referendum: Price tag of Brexit could be £100bn as trade deals become undone | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Trade experts say deals that took years to negotiate would fall apart on EU exit.

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Article cites the ESRC-funded Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics and Political Science

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When it comes to older people and sex, doctors put their heads in the sand

When it comes to older people and sex, doctors put their heads in the sand | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A taboo around older age sex is diminishing but some still find it difficult.

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Article cites the ESRC-funded National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (NATSAL)

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New migrant rules will cost NHS thousands of nurses, says the Royal College of Nursing

New migrant rules will cost NHS thousands of nurses, says the Royal College of Nursing | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

New stringent immigration rules will fuel a critical shortage of nurses in Britain, “cause chaos” in hospitals and cost the NHS millions, according to alarming projections carried out by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN).

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Article cites findings from the ESRC-funded Migration Observatory based at the University of Oxford

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French academic Thomas Piketty says Germany has failed to learn from history

French academic Thomas Piketty says Germany has failed to learn from history | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

One of the world’s most influential economists has said that German conservatives are on course to destroy Europe with their commitment to continent-wide austerity.

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Article cites findings from the ESRC-funded Centre for Macroeconomics

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Making sex add up

Making sex add up | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Sex research is notoriously problematic, not least because sex is shrouded in taboo and stigma. So it's interesting to read a book that seeks to tell “the real story about sex in modern society

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Article cites the ESRC-funded National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (NATSAL)

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Traders' hormones 'increase risky behaviour'

Traders' hormones 'increase risky behaviour' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Raised levels of the hormones testosterone and cortisol can make traders take more risks, which could create instability in financial markets, a study suggests.
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The research cited in this article was funded by the ESRC and the Medical Research Council (MRC).

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Budget 2015: Why are we having another Budget?

Budget 2015: Why are we having another Budget? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

George Osborne will deliver a Budget on Wednesday 8 July, less than four months after he delivered the last one.

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Article cites analysis and figures from the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

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Work in honour killings and forced marriages lands reader ESRC Impact Prize

Work in honour killings and forced marriages lands reader ESRC Impact Prize | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Dr Aisha K Gill, a reader in criminology at the University of Roehampton, has received the award for outstanding impact in public policy.

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Dr Aisha K Gill won the ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize 2015 for Outstanding Impact in Public Policy.

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Tax bill on UK homes with full-time mums is highest in the West

Tax bill on UK homes with full-time mums is highest in the West | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Charity CARE said households where one parent works and the other looks after children have been heavily penalised since David Cameron first entered Downing Street.

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Article cites calculations from the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

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UK tax policy dictated by companies not ministers says leading treasury expert

UK tax policy dictated by companies not ministers says leading treasury expert | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Adviser on ‘Google tax’ says international competition and offshore tax arrangements lead government to provide policies attractive to business

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Article cites the ESRC-funded Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation.

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Road traffic noise associated with deaths and increased strokes

Living in an area with noisy road traffic may reduce life expectancy, according to new research.

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The article cites research that was co-funded by the ESRC through the Environmental Exposures & Health Initiative.

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If Greece melts down, who really cares? By Anand Menon

If Greece melts down, who really cares? By Anand Menon | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

As the hours tick down to the latest deadline for Athens to repay outstanding debts, what could the impact mean for the rest of the EU and world.

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Article written by Anand Menon, DIrector of the ESRC project The UK in a Changing Europe based at King's College London

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David Cameron discusses changing child poverty target

David Cameron discusses changing child poverty target | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The Tories’ manifesto commits the Government 'to eliminate child poverty and introduce better measures to drive real change in children’s lives, by recognising the root causes of poverty.

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Article cites the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

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Is This David Cameron's Cunning Plan To Cut Child Poverty?

Is This David Cameron's Cunning Plan To Cut Child Poverty? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

David Cameron has signalled the end of the current child poverty target, claiming that it distorts what the Government is doing to help those in need.


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Child poverty rise across Britain ‘halts progress made since 1990s’

Child poverty rise across Britain ‘halts progress made since 1990s’ | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

New figures expected to show clear increase in child poverty, as charities blame bedroom tax and benefit cuts

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