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Festive tastes have changed but Christmas is still a cracker

Some of Britain’s traditional Christmas favourites are losing their appeal, a new study of spoken English has revealed.

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The research cited in the article was carried out by a joint team including the ESRC-funded Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science at Lancaster University.

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The mystery of the disappearing income tax receipts

It looks like being a great Christmas for the retailers – and a lousy one for the Chancellor. The reason? Well, there is a strange disjunction at the moment between what is happening to consumption in Britain and what is happening to government revenues.

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The article cites the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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Some of Britain's traditional Christmas favourites are losing their appeal

Some of Britain's traditional Christmas favourites are losing their appeal | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Long-standing festive treats, such as sherry and brandy, are declining in popularity, according to the research by a joint team from Cambridge University Press and Lancaster University.

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Article cites research from the ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science (CASS)

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Essex Business School professor unwraps business of a dream Christmas

Essex Business School professor unwraps business of a dream Christmas | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The organisational efforts behind Christmas outstrip those of any other annual event worldwide, requiring “a vast amount of energy, time and resource”, a business expert says.
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Article features issues to be discussed at the ESRC Festival of Social Science event The Organisation and Business of Christmas.

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