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Why are so many UK businesses just barely managing to get by? | Phillip Inman | Business | The Guardian

Why are so many UK businesses just barely managing to get by? | Phillip Inman | Business | The Guardian | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Foreign-owned businesses are more productive than British firms and it’s all down to their superior management skills
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This article quotes Professor John Van Reenen, former Director of the LSE Centre for Economic Performance. 

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'Pushy parents' hiring private doctors to gain kids admission in to chosen school | Daily

'Pushy parents' hiring private doctors to gain kids admission in to chosen school | Daily | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
They are taking advantage of admission rules that prioritise pupils who may have exceptional grounds to attend particular school. Expert said these ‘sharp-elbowed’ parents try to ‘game system’.
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ESRC funds the Centre for Economic Performance.

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Centre for Economic Performance report on UK pay and living standards

Higher price inflation as a result of sterling’s depreciation following the vote to leave the EU, coupled with nominal wage growth stuck at a norm of 2% a year, means that once again the UK faces falling real wages, threatening family living standards.

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The article highlights findings from the ESRC-funded Centre for Economic Performance

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Graduate nursery staff have 'little effect' on children 

Graduate nursery staff have 'little effect' on children  | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Research challenges "many assumptions" of current policy campaigners say.

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Article cites findings from the ESRC-funded Centre for Economic Performance 

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The key to happiness and career change

The key to happiness and career change | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Hear from Professor Richard Layard co-author of a new research study of what really makes us happy. BBC Radio clip plays from 15:00-22:30

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Professor Richard Layard is Programme Director - Wellbeing, at the London School of Economics and Political Science's Centre for Economic Performance which is funded by ESRC.

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How Oxbridge is cashing in on foreign students by taking 1,400 a year

How Oxbridge is cashing in on foreign students by taking 1,400 a year | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Almost 1,400 students were recruited from abroad to Oxford (pictured) and Cambridge, in comparison with only 613 British students from low-income homes.

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Article cites findings from the ESRC-funded Centre for Economic Performance

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Recovery of UK economy is the slowest since records began, say unions

Recovery of UK economy is the slowest since records began, say unions | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

George Osborne's boast that Britain's recovery is "motoring ahead" fails to acknowledge that the rate at which the nation is recovering from recession is the slowest since records began, it is claimed.

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

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Indices signal need for people-centric plans for a happier and fairer India

In the Global Happiness Index (GHI) 2015 released recently by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network of the United Nations, India ranks 117 out of 158 countries.

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The articles cites Richard Layard, director of the Wellbeing Programme at the ESRC-funded Centre for Economic Performance (CEP).

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The worlds happiest countries

The World Happiness Report 2015 which ranks happiest countries is seen as a source for world leaders as they set to adopt Sustainable Development Goals.

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The report cited in the article was co-edited by Professor Richard Layard who is director of the Wellbeing programme at the ESRC-funded Centre for Economic Performance.

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Schools that ban mobile phones see better academic results

Schools that ban mobile phones see better academic results | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Effect of ban on phones adds up to equivalent of extra week of classes over a pupil’s school year

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Article cites findings published by the ESRC-funded Centre for Economic Performance

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'Naughty pupils could be more at risk under academies,' report warns

'Naughty pupils could be more at risk under academies,' report warns | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Badly-behaved children or students with special needs could be more likely to be expelled under academies because of their freedoms on admissions and exclusions

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Article cites findings from the ESRC Centre for Economic Performance based at the London School of Economics

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