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Figures show immigration surge as illegal working bill unveiled

Figures show immigration surge as illegal working bill unveiled | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Net migration to UK reached 318,000 in 2014, just below all-time peak in 2005, with immigration from outside Europe rising strongly
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The article quotes Madeleine Sumption, director of the ESRC-funded Migration Observatory at the University of Oxford.

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Migration figures expected to shatter Cameron's 'tens of thousands' pledge

Migration figures expected to shatter Cameron's 'tens of thousands' pledge | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Net influx to Britain now higher than when Conservative-led coalition took office, ONS quarterly update set to reveal
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The article cites the ESRC-funded Migration Observatory

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The truth on pay - far more people are now enjoying real wage rises

The truth on pay - far more people are now enjoying real wage rises | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

David Cameron is wrong to call on businesses to boost wages, and not just because it reflects a misguided view on how the free market works

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Article cites Simon Briscoe, Deputy Chair of the ESRC-funded UK Data Service governing board

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The benefits cap doesn't work – here's why

The benefits cap doesn't work – here's why | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

David Cameron has announced plans to reduce the annual benefits cap from £26,000 to £23,000 per year if the Conservative Party wins the general election. While the cap is undoubtedly popular with the public, it has saved very little money for the public purse.

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

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Britain likely to allow voting at 16

In a massive shift, Britain is planning to allow 16 year olds to vote in the upcoming general election in May. Prime Minister David Cameron has backed a House of Commons vote on expanding ballot to teenagers.

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The article cites data from the ESRC-funded British Election Study.

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Dave's Big Migration Promise Is Now 'Dead And Buried'

David Cameron's pledge to bring net migration down to the "tens of thousands" is effectively "dead and buried" as official figures revealed that its level rose to 260,000 in the year to June.


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Article cites The Migration Observatory which receives funding from the ESRC and is based at the ESRC-funded Centre on Migration Policy and Society (COMPAS) within the University of Oxford.

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PM feels 'moral duty' to cut taxes

PM feels 'moral duty' to cut taxes | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

David Cameron said he feels a "moral duty" to cut taxes but faced a Labour backlash over claims promised income tax changes would save the average worker £3,800 by 2020.

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Article mentions the findings of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, which receives ESRC funding.

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PM feels 'moral duty' to cut taxes

PM feels 'moral duty' to cut taxes | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
David Cameron said he feels a "moral duty" to cut taxes but faced a Labour backlash over claims promised income tax changes would save the average worker £3,800 by 2020.
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Article cites research from the Institute for Fiscal Studies, which receives ESRC funding.

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David Cameron: Tax cuts could start before Britain is 'back in black' - Telegraph

David Cameron: Tax cuts could start before Britain is 'back in black' - Telegraph | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The Institute for Fiscal Studies has warned that the cost of raising the threshold will require even deeper cuts in public spending in the first two years of the next Parliament than the £25 billion already planned.
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The Institute for Fiscal Studies receives funding from the ESRC.

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