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Contrary to received wisdom, earnings and incomes after housing costs have become somewhat more equal across the UK's regions since the early 2000s. But wealth and education have become more unequal.
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High-skill high-paid occupations are much more prevalent in the UK economy than in the past, but young people have defied this trend.
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The Chancellor has opened the door to a less generous funding settlement for public services with today's Comprehensive Spending Review announcement. Another round of budget cuts for lower-priority departments is a very real possibility.
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Three years after starting their own businesses, those who entered solo self-employment after a spell of non-employment report earning nearly £500 (30%) less a month on average than they did before falling out of employment. Even so, becoming solo self-employed is associated with big increases in ...
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Alex Davenport, David Phillips and Samuel North
With less than six months until the UK leaves European regional development funding schemes, the UK government has yet to confirm details of its proposed replacement: the Shared Prosperity Fund. The way in which a replacement scheme is designed will make a huge difference to which areas will gain ...
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Elaine Drayton and Ben Waltmann
The COVID-19 pandemic poses a significant financial threat to the UK higher education sector. IFS researchers estimate losses could fall between £3 billion and £19 billion, or between 7.5% and nearly half of the sector’s overall income in one year.
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There is growing evidence that the lockdown has had particularly negative impacts on young people’s labour market outcomes.
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Coronavirus is hitting household incomes hard. We estimate that median (middle) household earnings were 9% lower in May than we would have expected pre-crisis. Income (including benefits) was 8% lower, and the number of jobs was 4% lower.
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The government needs to carefully consider whether and how to stimulate the economy after the coronavirus crisis.
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The coronavirus crisis hit after several years of poor income growth. Median household income did not grow at all between 2016−17 and 2018−19, and low-income households were no better off in 2018−19 than 5 years earlier.