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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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Offsite: Thermal mass can address overheating concerns | Construction Manager - News

Offsite: Thermal mass can address overheating concerns | Construction Manager - News | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
A recent Commons report criticised modular homes for being prone to overheating. The study was right to recognise that factory-built homes are often of lightweight construction and lack thermal mass
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ESRC funds the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy

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Concerns about the Resilience of Modular Housing to Overheating

Concerns about the Resilience of Modular Housing to Overheating | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Bob Ward, policy and communications director at the LSE's ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy and deputy chair of London Climate Change Partnership (LCCP), in a recent article published in the Guardian, has expressed passion about his serious concerns about the risk of overheating [of lightweight modular homes.]

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ESRC funds the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy at LSE.

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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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For UK women in low-paid jobs, a second child is a mixed blessing

For UK women in low-paid jobs, a second child is a mixed blessing | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Lack of childcare means mothers have to stop working and see their incomes fall, according to LSE study.

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This article refers to a a study by the ESRC funded Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics

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EU migrants have no negative effect on UK wages, says LSE

EU migrants have no negative effect on UK wages, says LSE | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Research blames 2008 recession for lower real salaries rather than rise in foreign workers, adding they paid more into UK economy than they took out

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Article cites 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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Benefits far outweigh costs of tackling climate change, says LSE study

Benefits far outweigh costs of tackling climate change, says LSE study | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Improved air quality, energy efficiency and energy security, plus falling cost of renewables among extra gains of reducing global emissions.

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Article cites findings from the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy at the LSE

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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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States challenge clean power plan, report finds health benefits

States challenge clean power plan, report finds health benefits | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
If world carbon emissions continue to rise on their current trajectory, one in six species will be gone or on the road to extinction by century's end, according to a study published in Science magazine.
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The article cites new analysis from the ESRC-funded Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy.

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Emissions pledges 'are not enough'

Emissions pledges 'are not enough' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Pledges being made by countries to cut their greenhouse gas emissions are unlikely to be enough to avoid dangerous climate change, a report has warned.

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Article cites findings from the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy based at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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