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UK tax burden will soar to highest level for 30 years, warns IFS

UK tax burden will soar to highest level for 30 years, warns IFS | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Slower growth after Brexit vote and ageing population will hit budget over next decade, says the Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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The Institute for Fiscal Studies is funded by the ESRC.

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Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings, 1997-2015: Secure Access


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Poll: Support for Indyref2 slips amid Brexit wrangling

Poll: Support for Indyref2 slips amid Brexit wrangling | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A majority of voters in Scotland do not want a second referendum on independence “in the next few years” while the UK is negotiating its withdrawal from the European Union, polling suggests.

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The article quotes John Curtice, who is a research fellow for the ESRC-funded UK in a Changing Europe initiative

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Study to find people most likely to suffer anti-social behaviour

Study to find people most likely to suffer anti-social behaviour | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

City criminologists are carrying out a major new study to find the people most likely to become victims of anti-social behaviour. 

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The work, which will look to identify those most vulnerable as well develop a better understanding of the harm these individuals face, is being led by criminologists in Nottingham Trent University's School of Social Sciences, funded by the ESRC.

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Experts read the Brexit white paper – so you don't have to

Experts read the Brexit white paper – so you don't have to | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The government has set out its thinking on Brexit. So what have we learned?
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Richard Whitman, of the ESRC-funded UK in a Changing Europe initiative, and Maria Garcia, who receives funding from ESRC, have helped to co-author this article.

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Black African and Caribbean citizens suffer ‘ethnic penalty’ in UK cities

Black African and Caribbean citizens suffer ‘ethnic penalty’ in UK cities | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Lester Holloway, of Runnymede Trust, speaks to Dotun Adebayo (pictured) on BBC Radio London about a new study on 'ethnic penalties'. Listen from seven minutes onward.

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Britain’s metropolitan cities are holding back ethnic minorities in education and employment, according to this new research by the ESRC-funded Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity.

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Rise of the self-employed could cost UK £3.5bn a year

Rise of the self-employed could cost UK £3.5bn a year | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Rapid growth in self-employment could cost the Treasury an additional £3.5 billion a year by 2021/22 because of generous tax breaks, a new report has warned.The report from the Institute for Fiscal Studies calls for a "level playing field" on
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The report from the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies calls for a "level playing field" on tax and national insurance, so that self-employed people and company owner-managers pay at the same rates as employed workers.

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Council tax set to rise to ease funding crisis

Council tax set to rise to ease funding crisis | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
South Tyneside Council bosses have revealed that demand pressures in adult social care are placing further strain on the council’s already stretched budget.
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New research by the ESRC-funded Institute of Fiscal Studies has confirmed that South Tyneside is the third hardest hit council in the country.

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Will Brexit be good for Britain? Academics say THESE four tests will judge Brexit success

Will Brexit be good for Britain? Academics say THESE four tests will judge Brexit success | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
FOUR tests will be able to judge if Brexit is a success for Britain, according to a new report. But what are the tests?
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This piece is based on the latest report by the ESRC-funded UK in a Changing Europe.

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​Bristol ranked the worst city in the UK for racial equality

​Bristol ranked the worst city in the UK for racial equality | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Bristol is the worst city for racial equality in the UK, a new report has found.

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The Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity, which wrote the report, is funded by the ESRC

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Six emerging models transforming businesses around the world

Six emerging models transforming businesses around the world | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A new report published by ACCA, the global body for professional accountants, and the Economic and Social Research Council has identified six business models which could transform the way in which companies transact.

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The report was produced by ACCA and ESRC

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How the DoLS can give voice to people with minimal consciousness

How the DoLS can give voice to people with minimal consciousness | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
An article showing how the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) can help people with disorders of consciousness
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Author Jakki Cowley is director of Empowerment Matters, which provides training and consultancy in mental capacity and other forms of advocacy. This article refers to her ESRC Impact Acceleration Account grant.

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Study dispels myth of links between poverty and weight

Study dispels myth of links between poverty and weight | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Unemployed more likely than those in work to be very thin, says report.

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Using the ESRC-funded Understanding Society database, a nationally representative survey of more than 40,000 UK households, Hughes looked at the BMI (body mass index) of 10,737 working-age adults between 2010 and 2012, a time when the effects of the recession were being keenly felt and substantial changes were being made to the benefits system.

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If you want to fix Britain's economy, there's one word you need to remember

If you want to fix Britain's economy, there's one word you need to remember | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

And it isn't "infrastructure". 

Since last Tuesday's speech, the economic implications of Theresa May's Brexit strategy have been the subject of furious debate. Will leaving the single market harm growth or will new trade deals with other countries make up the difference?

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This article refers to analysis by Matthew Goodwin, one of the nine senior fellows at the ESRC funded The UK in a Changing Europe

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Warning of tax advantage for self-employed

Warning of tax advantage for self-employed | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Rapid growth in self-employment could cost the Treasury an additional £3.5 billion a year by 2021/22 because of generous tax breaks, a new report has warned

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The Institute for Fiscal Studies receives funding from the ESRC.

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UK Data Service's curator insight, February 16, 9:09 AM
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Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings, 1997-2015: Secure Access


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HE has a role to play in rebuilding social solidarity

HE has a role to play in rebuilding social solidarity | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

In the Brexit referendum in the UK last June, and the US presidential election in November, two elements were especially powerful shapers of choice: whether voters had entered higher education or not, and whether voters lived in large cities or not.

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Author Simon Marginson is Director of the ESRC-funded Centre for Global Higher Education.

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New body to be created to oversee further and higher education including research funding

New body to be created to oversee further and higher education including research funding | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Higher and further education research funding and skills will be overseen by a new body, following an independent review.
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Professor Ellen Hazelkorn, a Co-Investigator at the ESRC-funded Centre for Global Higher Education from the Dublin Institute of Technology, has had her recommendations for improving education in Wales accepted by the Welsh Government.

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Wales sees increase in indie retailers

Wales sees increase in indie retailers | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Latest report from Wales Institute of Economic and Social Research Data and Methods shows changing dynamics of Welsh High Streets as vacancy rates improve 

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The Wales Institute of Economic and Social Research Data and Methods is funded by the ESRC.

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Self-employed get ‘unfair’ tax advantage, IFS study finds

Self-employed get ‘unfair’ tax advantage, IFS study finds | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Britons who work for themselves enjoy “unfair” and costly tax advantages over people in salaried jobs, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies.
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'Costly and unfair' tax differences need reform, says think-tank

'Costly and unfair' tax differences need reform, says think-tank | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The UK needs sweeping reforms to tackle "costly, inefficient and unfair" differences in the way the self-employed, owner-managers and employees are taxed, according to The Institute for Fiscal Studies think-tank.

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This article quotes Helen Miller, an associate director at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, which receives funding from the ESRC

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Brexit by convention - the fallout from the Supreme Court ruling

Brexit by convention - the fallout from the Supreme Court ruling | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
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Professor Michael Keating, Director of the ESRC’s Centre on Constitutional Change, called the Supreme Court decision “constitutional overkill”.

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Study launched to understand why autistic people may be more at risk of mental ill health

Study launched to understand why autistic people may be more at risk of mental ill health | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
A nationwide online study has been launched that aims to understand why autistic people may be more at risk of depression and suicide than the general population.
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The ESRC, National Institute of Health Research and Autistica have funded the research.

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What would a successful Brexit look like? Here are four tests to measure it

What would a successful Brexit look like? Here are four tests to measure it | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Despite their differences, leave and remain supporters had much common ground as to where Britain should be heading. Let’s test whether Brexit can meet these goals

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Author Jonathan Portes is a research fellow for the ESRC-funded UK in a Changing Europe initiative

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Apprenticeship targets 'poor value for money', says IFS

Apprenticeship targets 'poor value for money', says IFS | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The Institute for Fiscal Studies casts serious doubt on the rapid expansion of apprenticeships.

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The Institute for Fiscal Studies is ESRC-funded.

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Scholar helps Latin America reach out to refugees

Scholar helps Latin America reach out to refugees | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Research projects have spurred governments to pass vital humanitarian legislation
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Dr David Cantor speaks about his ESRC-funded studies.

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FE students just as happy as those who go to university, study reveals

FE students just as happy as those who go to university, study reveals | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
There is no 'right way' to study or progress into employment, according to large-scale research by academics at the UCL Institute of Education
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This research was funded by the ESRC.

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