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Self-employment is not bad, says Bank of England

Self-employment is not bad, says Bank of England | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Self-employment has boomed in recent years because of changes in technology making it easier for people to set up on their own, a Bank of
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The article cites the National Institute for Economic and Social Research (NIESR), who receive funding from the ESRC.

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IMF goes back to the future with gloomy talk of secular stagnation

IMF goes back to the future with gloomy talk of secular stagnation | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The IMF has slashed its forecast for global economic growth. Have memories of the recent past skewed its outlook?
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The article cites the ESRC-funded Centre for Macroeconomics.

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Bank of England publishes updated data on the use of the Funding for Lending Scheme

Today's publication shows for each group participating in the FLS the net quarterly flows of lending to UKhouseholds and businesses to the fourth quarter of 2013, and the amount borrowed from the Bank to the end ofJanuary 2014, which was the end of the drawdown period for the first part of the Scheme.

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Sources include the British Household Panel Survey, which is funded by the ESRC.

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Bank of England urged to include housing in inflation targets

The Bank of England is likely to be asked to target a new inflation measure after an independent review commissioned by the UK Statistics Authority yesterday recommended scrapping  the consumer prices index (CPI) as the headline gauge of rises in the cost of living.
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The article cites Paul Johnson, Director of the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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

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BOE may have long wait for real wage rise

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney this week stressed that the UK’s economic recovery will only become sustainable when there are “substantial” increases in real wages. But in research published Thursday by the London School of Economics, two leading British economists say there are good reasons to doubt that real wages will pick up any time soon.

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Professor Stephen Machin works at the ESRC Centre for Economic Performance.


Article originally published on 1 May 2014.

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