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Poorest people 'pushed to the margins of society' were the key to Brexit

Poorest people 'pushed to the margins of society' were the key to Brexit | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Typical Brexit voters were earning less than £20,000 and living in low-skilled areas, a study for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation said

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The research detailed in the article was carried out by Prof Matthew Goodwin, a research fellow for the ESRC-funded UK in a Changing Europe initiative

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Private rents in England to more than double growth in wages by 2040

Private rents in England to more than double growth in wages by 2040 | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation said private rents could rise 89 per cent by 2040, but expected household income to rise by just 40 per cent.

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Article cites findings from the ESRC-funded British Household Panel Survey

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DWP 'punishing' low-paid full-time workers under new benefits rule

DWP 'punishing' low-paid full-time workers under new benefits rule | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Critics say scheme under which working people claiming universal credit can be fined for failing to do enough to find more work is ‘political dynamite’

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Professor Peter Dwyer is part of the ESRC funded  Welfare Conditionality project research team at the University of York.

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