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Why women should NEVER tell how many lovers they've had

Why women should NEVER tell how many lovers they've had | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Relationship expert Tracey Cox explains how women lie about their sexual past and says no matter how few partners you have had, someone will always judge you on it.

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Article cites findings form the ESRC funded National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles

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10 Year Prize for Outstanding Contribution to Energy Economics given to Lord Nicholas Stern

10 Year Prize for Outstanding Contribution to Energy Economics given to Lord Nicholas Stern | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Lord Nicholas Stern, Chair of the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy wins Energy Economics Prize from the British Institute of Energy Economics (BIEE) for the greatest contribution  to British energy economics over the last ten years.

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Lord Stern, Chair of the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy, is also Chair of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at LSE. Listen to his acceptance speech here.

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Scottish Independence: Country Faces £1bn in Extra Debt and Tax Hike

Scottish Independence: Country Faces £1bn in Extra Debt and Tax Hike | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Campaign group Balance the Books says an independent Scotland would encounter higher borrowing costs
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The article refers also to Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) research. The IFS receives ESRC funding.

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Independent Scotland Would Begin With 6.4% Deficit

An independent Scotland would start out with a budget deficit of at least 6.4 percent in the event of a vote to break away from the U.K. in a nearing ballot, according to the Centre for Economics and Business Research.
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The article cites the Institute for Fiscal Studies, which receives ESRC funding.

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Once the richest man in Scotland, now its voice of reason - Telegraph

Once the richest man in Scotland, now its voice of reason - Telegraph | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Ever the philanthropist, Sir Tom Hunter wants to help referendum voters decide
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The article refers to the free ebook produced by the ESRC Future of the UK and Scotland programme.

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FactCheck Scotland: 10 facts you need to know before you vote

FactCheck Scotland: 10 facts you need to know before you vote | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Are you voting in Scotland on Thursday? Then read this - 10 things you need to know about the referendum vote (but may have been scared to ask).
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Article originally published 16 September 2014.


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

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Scottish Independence: Better Together to Challenge 'Truth' Behind SNP Welfare Claims

Scottish Independence: Better Together to Challenge 'Truth' Behind SNP Welfare Claims | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon's claim that welfare will remain largely unchanged in the event of Scotland becoming independent, will come under scrutiny today by her opponents at Labour and the Better Together campaign. The Better Together campaign has consistently said that welfare spending would face cuts as an independent country would obviously not be able to benefit from a United Kingdom's public purse. "The welfare state is one of the UK's proudest achievements. "To make that founding principle a reality we need to be able to fund our welfare state.
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The article, published on 5 September, mentions figures from the impartial Institute for Fiscal Studies, which receives ESRC funding.

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Blow for 'No' campaign as ESRC says Scotland would stay

Blow for 'No' campaign as ESRC says Scotland would stay | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

It is unlikely that an independent Scotland would be cut off from the rights and obligations of EU membership for any period of time, according to a leading British research body.

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Article cites research findings from the ESRC The Future of the UK and Scotland project


Article originally published 21 August 2014

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What would independence really mean for Scotland's economy?

What would independence really mean for Scotland's economy? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Larry Elliott: Countries poorer than Scotland have thrived after independence, but it would not be a land flowing with milk and honey either
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The article cites the Institute for Fiscal Studies, which receives ESRC funding.

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How Scottish Independence Relates to Larger Tax Fights

How Scottish Independence Relates to Larger Tax Fights | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A debate over what currency an independent Scotland would use is part of a larger question over the advantages of large countries versus small ones.

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Cites findings from the latest Future of England Survey 2014 (FoES), the authoritative survey of English opinion on constitutional issues undertaken by researchers at Cardiff University and the ESRC Scottish Centre on Constitutional Change, based at the University of Edinburgh.


Article originally published 21 August 2014

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How do those of us who want Scotland to stay in the UK turn things around after Yes poll lead?

The news that the Yes campaign has taken the lead in a You Gov poll just 11 days before the referendum on Scotland’s independence is worrying. Everyone is nervous and jittery. Yes campaigners, daring to hope that they are on the verge of an historic victory will be motivated and scared in equal measures.

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

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Scotland needs not independence but devolution – from Holyrood too

Scotland needs not independence but devolution – from Holyrood too | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Sarah Boyack: The SNP has removed powers and funding from local councils. It’s time for a double devolution
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The article, published on 5 September, mentions figures from the impartial Institute for Fiscal Studies, which receives ESRC funding.

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Scottish independence: What will it take to persuade Scots to say no?

Scottish independence: What will it take to persuade Scots to say no? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Opponents of the SNP need to convince all voters that a Yes will make them worse off – and keep David Cameron quiet
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Article by Professor John Curtice, fellow of the ESRC's Future of the UK and Scotland programme and chief commenator on What Scotland Thinks.

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Helping carers of brain injury patients

A unique online resource has been launched for family members and others involved in the care of people with severe forms of brain injury.

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Article cites the findings from the ESRC funded project at Cardiff Univeristy

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Scottish independence: ‘Expect cuts every year’

Scottish independence: ‘Expect cuts every year’ | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
THE government of an independent Scotland will have to make cuts “year after year after year, with no end in sight” Lib Dem Chief Treasury Secretary Danny Alexander has warned as he tries to woo voters in one of the key battlegrounds in the referendum.
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Scottish Independence: Sturgeon and Lamont target each other's party members

Deputy First Minister tells Glasgow Central Mosque 'hundreds of thousands are back Yes vote' as Scottish Labour leader urges Sturgeon's constituents not to 'take a punt'
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The article, published on 5 September, mentions figures from the impartial Institute for Fiscal Studies, which receives ESRC funding.

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Independence 'opportunity for all'

Independence 'opportunity for all' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
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The article references the independent Institute for Fiscal Studies, which receives ESRC funding.

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Scotland should say 'no thanks' to independence, says Alastair darling | The Parliament Magazine

Scotland should say 'no thanks' to independence, says Alastair darling | The Parliament Magazine | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
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The article, published on 5 September, cites the work of the independent Institute for Fiscal Studies, which receives ESRC funding.

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Scottish Independence: Better Together to Challenge 'Truth' Behind SNP Welfare Claims

Scottish Independence: Better Together to Challenge 'Truth' Behind SNP Welfare Claims | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will face scrutiny over welfare in an independent Scotland.
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The article, published on 5 September, mentions figures from the impartial Institute for Fiscal Studies, which receives ESRC funding.

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Leading research director warns Scottish independence is a "very real possibility"

Leading research director warns Scottish independence is a "very real possibility" | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Dr Angus Armstrong, director of macroeconmic research at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research, says region would suffer
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The National Institute of Economic and Social Research receives funding from the ESRC. Dr Armstrong is also a fellow of the ESRC Future of the UK and Scotland programme.

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Balls' guarantee to Scottish voters of 'big transfer of financial powers' if they reject independence

Balls' guarantee to Scottish voters of 'big transfer of financial powers' if they reject independence | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Labour's Ed Balls has given voters in Scotland a personal guarantee there will be a "big transfer of financial powers" to Holyrood if they reject independence.

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


Article originally published 8 September 2014.

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Scotland should not, and will not, survive alone

Scotland should not, and will not, survive alone | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
It’s a tragedy the spine of our unique nation, the England-Scotland axis, could be about to break
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Independent Scotland would struggle to monitor intelligence, report says

Independent Scotland would struggle to monitor intelligence, report says | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Paper says more politicians and greater expertise would be needed to scrutinise activities of Scottish and UK spy agencies
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The article is based on a report from the ESRC's Future of the UK and Scotland programme.

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Indyref: If Scotland votes No – what happens next?

Indyref: If Scotland votes No – what happens next? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Indyref: If Scotland votes No – what happens next?
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Article published on 7 September 2014.The article cites the Institute for Fiscal Studies, which receives ESRC funding.
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Jim Wallace: Team Scotland within the UK – the best solution

Jim Wallace: Team Scotland within the UK – the best solution | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

"One vivid memory of that evening was the learning of the Liberal Party’s commitment to a strong Scottish Parliament within the United Kingdom. I thought it was a good idea then – and it still is today."

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Osborne's patent box tax break policy likely to divide G20

Osborne's patent box tax break policy likely to divide G20 | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Chancellor's policy to attract R&D to Britain seen as 'anti-European' by Germany, and poorly targeted by other nations

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