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High Streets 'adapting' and luring new business

High Streets 'adapting' and luring new business | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

British High Streets are adapting to the challenges of consumers choosing out-of-town shopping complexes and luring new business, a major study has found. Researchers at Southampton University found there had been a fundamental shift in what consumers thought of as convenience shopping over the last few decades. 

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The report, High Street Performance and Evolution - co-commissioned by the Future High Street Forum and the ESRC - is a brief guide to the evidence on recent high street and town centre performance. The study was led by Southampton University and funded by the ESRC.



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Britain’s Not-So-Sweet Options for an EU Trade Deal

Britain’s Not-So-Sweet Options for an EU Trade Deal | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
"Our policy is having our cake and eating it," British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson declared in 2016. By that he meant the U.K. could strike a Brexit deal that freed it from the rules and responsibilities of European Union membership, but maintained free and frictionless trade with its biggest trading partner. Such ambition was always fanciful. It became more so when Prime Minister Theresa May’s hand was weakened by the results of a parliamentary election. The future trade relationship betwee
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Article cites ESRC-funded Centre for Economic Performance. 

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The British Election Study shows how business can contribute to the Brexit debate

The British Election Study shows how business can contribute to the Brexit debate | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The British Election Study shows how business can contribute to the Brexit debate. From PR Week
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Article cites the British Election Study, which is funded by ESRC.

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Why making friends as a grown-up is scary – and how to do it anyway

Why making friends as a grown-up is scary – and how to do it anyway | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
I’m in a club, in close proximity to a vodka luge, apparently having such a nice time that I feel compelled to demonstrate my ‘running man’ moves to a room full of 20-year-olds, on a school night… This isn’t like me.
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Professor Robin Dunbar, who received ESRC funding for his research 'Darwins medicine: evolutionary psychology and its applications', is quoted in this article.

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Research Has Impact. Here's how. | From Poverty to Power

Research Has Impact. Here's how. | From Poverty to Power | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Irene Guijt, Oxfam GB’s head of research, puts me straight after my recent scepticism about the impact of research and draws some lessons from recent successes.
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Article cites ESRC's 2017 Impact Prize

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Europe's Summer of Elections - Explaining Political Dynamics in France, Britain and Germany

Europe's Summer of Elections - Explaining Political Dynamics in France, Britain and Germany | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A panel of experts analyse the implications of elections in France, the UK and Germany.

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Professor Jane Green and  Professor Geoffrey Evans co-directors of the British Election Study participate in this panel. The British Election Study is funded by the ESRC.

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Business leaders optimistic despite shock statistics that put Swindon among hardest hit by Brexit

Business leaders optimistic despite shock statistics that put Swindon among hardest hit by Brexit | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Swindon will be among the UK's cities hardest hit by Brexit, new research suggests.

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The London School of Economics Centre for Economic Performance receives funding from the ESRC.

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Beyond Bars: A festival of talent and hope

Beyond Bars: A festival of talent and hope | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

"An event to start a public conversation about difficult questions such as what life is like in prison, what circumstances in one’s life may lead them to crime and what life is like after prison."

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Article cites 'Beyond Bars' which is funded by ESRC and is part of an ongoing project titled Addressing the Prisons Crisis.

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With no deal, how much will Brexit cost the UK’s shoppers?

With no deal, how much will Brexit cost the UK’s shoppers? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The price and make-up of a nation’s shopping basket is one of the simplest ways to understand the state of its economy.

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The article refers to findings from the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

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Gender Pay - Encouraging Signs For Some Businesses, Embarassment For Others

Gender Pay - Encouraging Signs For Some Businesses, Embarassment For Others | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

After a period out of the headlines, the gender pay gap issue has again been thrust back into the limelight .

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Article cites the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

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Doctors Say a Third of Dementia Cases Could be Prevented

Doctors Say a Third of Dementia Cases Could be Prevented | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Some effective ways of preventing dementia don’t involve high-tech or expensive strategies
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ESRC and partners co-funded The Lancet Commission on Dementia 

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The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is to lead a major project that aims to strengthen the support given to victims of humanitarian crises, such as war or natural disasters.

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is to lead a major project that aims to strengthen the support given to victims of humanitarian crises, such as war or natural disasters. | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Funded through The Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Research Councils UK Collective Fund.

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The Global Challenges Research Fund is an initiative led by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy which operates across a number of delivery partners, including the UK Research Councils.

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New 'wellbeing indicators' to help councils understand their residents published

New 'wellbeing indicators' to help councils understand their residents published | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Councils will now be able to tailor their services to residents' needs by drawing on a wide-ranging set of data concerning 'wellbeing'.

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The What Works Centre for Wellbeing receives funding from the ESRC.

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Large gap between incomes across country, inequality and poverty study finds

Large gap between incomes across country, inequality and poverty study finds | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The average household income in the South East is almost 25% higher than in the West Midlands.

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This article refers to  a report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies, who receive funding from the ESRC.

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Report: Living standards, poverty and inequality in the UK: 2017 https://www.ifs.org.uk/publications/9539

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Households Below Average Income

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Interview: Arts and Humanities Research Council chief Andrew Thompson on the impact of Brexit and importance of history in policymaking | Civil Service World

Interview: Arts and Humanities Research Council chief Andrew Thompson on the impact of Brexit and importance of history in policymaking | Civil Service World | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
As an academic specialising in modern empire, Andrew Thompson knows a lot about the trials and tribulations of large organisations. He also runs one. The chief executive of the Arts and Humanities Research Council tells Geoffrey Lyons about the council’s impending transformation and the importance of understanding the past to shape the future
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Article features Andrew Thompson on collaborations with the Economic and Social Research Council and other research councils. 

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Northern Irish unionist parties alienating young Protestants, study says

Northern Irish unionist parties alienating young Protestants, study says | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Study shows pro-unionist Protestants aged under 40 turned off by ultra-conservative attitudes on gay rights and abortion
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Article cites ESRC funded research by the University of Liverpool

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Social workers need to be upfront about what we can and can’t do

Social workers need to be upfront about what we can and can’t do | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Viviene Cree: "I watched BBC Scotland’s Fife’s Child Killings: The Untold Story last night with some trepidation. Was this going to be another public humiliation of social work and social workers – another of the ritual slaggings that so often accompanies a child death? In the event, it was not..."

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Article cites ESRC funded research

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A million women £32 a week worse off thanks to pension age changes

A million women £32 a week worse off thanks to pension age changes | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

IFS says increased UK state pension age is lifting earnings from employment but only partially offsetting reduced incomes from other benefits

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The Institute for Fiscal Studies receives funding from the ESRC.

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The British Election Study on BBC News at Ten

The British Election Study on BBC News at Ten | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Ed Fieldhouse was on BBC News at Ten,1 August 2017, discussing the latest BES findings. Watch it here from 17.49

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The British Election Study receives funding from ESRC.

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General election 2017: Brexit dominated voters' thoughts - BBC News

General election 2017: Brexit dominated voters' thoughts - BBC News | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The issues that dominated the general election are revealed in the biggest survey of voters.
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The British election study is funded by ESRC.

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What a “chaotic Brexit” could mean for Britain - MoneyWeek

What a “chaotic Brexit” could mean for Britain - MoneyWeek | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Professor Anand Menon of Kings College London talks to Matthew Partridge about the consequences for Britain of a “chaotic” or “cliff-edge” Brexit.

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Professor Anand Menon is Director of UK in a Changing Europe, whiich is funded by ESRC. The Initiative is exploring the key aspects of UK and EU dynamics. 

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Learning regret ‘helps children develop decision skills’

Learning regret ‘helps children develop decision skills’ | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Learning regret ‘helps children develop decision making skills', according a study by Dr Aidan Feeney of Queens University. 

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Dr Feeney's research was funded by ESRC

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Labour at loggerheads over staying in customs union post-Brexit

Labour at loggerheads over staying in customs union post-Brexit | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Divisions emerge in shadow cabinet after Barry Gardiner says it would be a disaster if Britain remained in customs union

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Article cites the ESRC-funded Party Members Project

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'No deal' Brexit: A political mess, a legal morass and an economic disaster

'No deal' Brexit: A political mess, a legal morass and an economic disaster | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
A “no deal” Brexit would be “a political mess, a legal morass and an economic disaster” leading UK academics have warned. In a new report the non-partisan “UK in a Changing Europe” group set out in detail the chaos that would be created if Britain crashed out of the EU in 2019 without a deal.
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UK in a Changing Europe is funded by ESRC.

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Cost of no Brexit deal will be “widespread, damaging and pervasive” 

Cost of no Brexit deal will be “widespread, damaging and pervasive”  | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Professor Anand Menon, Director of the UK in a Changing Europe on Radio 4's Today programme (20.7.17 from 1:15)

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Professor Anand Menon, Director of the ESRC-funded UK in a Changing Europe initiative discusses their recently published Cost of no deal report. The report indicates that the consequences of the UK failing to reach a deal with the EU will be “widespread, damaging and pervasive”.

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The relationship between zero hour contracts and poor mental health

The relationship between zero hour contracts and poor mental health | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Bekka Chaplin investigates the relationship between being on a zero hour contract and poor mental health following research from the UCL Institute of Education.

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The Centre for Longitudinal Studies is funded by the ESRC.

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