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The Observer view on tax credit cuts

The Observer view on tax credit cuts | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The Tories’ unfair onslaught is against low-paid parents

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Article cites the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

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Millions Of British Families Will Be Worse Off Despite New "Living Wage"

Millions Of British Families Will Be Worse Off Despite New "Living Wage" | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Influential think tank contradicts government claim that Britain is "getting a pay rise"

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Article cites analysis from the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

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The proportion of workers not being paid the living wage is actually rising

The proportion of workers not being paid the living wage is actually rising | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The proportion of workers who are not being paid the living wage is actually increasing, official statistics show. 

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"It Is a Misconception That a Living Wage Will Help Workers" - Joe Story

Nationwide implementation of the living wage would harm employment prospects for the lowest paid and those aiming to join the labour market, stifle any chance of a business led recovery and provide more money for the Treasury, not for hardworking people.
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Views of author Joe Story quote figures from the National Institute of Economic and Social Research, which receives some funding from ESRC. The author proposes raising the personal allowance, meaning minimum wage workers would be free from paying income tax, thus enabling them to take home more income than if taxed on living wage.

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