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How much of a rip-off is where you live? New interactive map lets you find out

How much of a rip-off is where you live? New interactive map lets you find out | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A new map has revealed the stark contrast between house prices in parts of England as Wales, as homes in London average more than £500,000 while that figure in the North-east is little over £150,000.

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Article cites findings from a report by the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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The boomerang generation

The boomerang generation | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Once they've left university, chances are your adult offspring will live at home again – and you'll be footing the bill.

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The article cites research by the ESRC-funded Institute of Fiscal Studies.

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Chancellor's Hong Kong speech reflects concerns of NIESR economists

Chancellor's Hong Kong speech reflects concerns of NIESR economists | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Economists from the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) warned in one of their recent studies that an unbalanced recovery driven primarily by consumer spending, especially if accompanied by rising house prices, is worrying from a long-term perspective. The NIESR also warned that in order to sustain the current pace of growth, Britain needs to rebalance its economy primarily by moving away from debt-driven domestic consumption towards more exports and production. 

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The National Institute of Economic and Social Research is Britain's longest established independent research institute, founded in 1938, carrying out research commissioned from a variety of sources including the Economic and Social Research Council

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Thousands more dragged into inheritance tax trap

Thousands more dragged into inheritance tax trap | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The house price increase, the steepest since before the recession, has seen thousands of middle income families dragged into paying inheritance tax and higher rates of stamp duty.

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Article cites findings from the ESRC funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

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House price boom predicted to continue for at least two years

House price boom predicted to continue for at least two years | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

New research suggests interest rate rises will not halt the spike in house prices until 2017

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Article based on projections from the National Institute of Economic and Social Research, which receives funding from the ESRC.

This article was originally published on 9 May 2014.

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