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Despite improving public finances this year, the Chancellor is likely to have very little room for manoeuvre in his forthcoming Spending Review. That is because while the economy is recovering more quickly than expected at the March Budget, this may not translate into a permanent improvement in the ...
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In early 2021, unemployment, real earnings growth, arrears on household bills, and food-bank use were all at similar overall levels to pre-pandemic. This is an astonishing outcome given the scale of economic disruption and loss of national income over the last 15 months. But this masks groups who ...
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The careers of young adults have been heavily disrupted by the pandemic. So far, though, there has actually been little sign of increases in deprivation among this group. The furlough scheme and the option (for many) of living with their parents have papered over the cracks, protecting their living ...
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Using data on millions of food and non-alcoholic drink purchases from stores, takeaways and restaurants, the analysis shows that: by May 2020, total calories were 15% above normal levels. During the second half of 2020, they were still, on average, 10% higher than usual.
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Lucinda Platt and ‪Carolina V. Zuccotti
A new report published as part of the IFS Deaton Review of Inequalities, funded by the Nuffield Foundation, illustrates the complexities involved in understanding ethnic inequalities
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As the furlough scheme is wound down over the summer, we can expect to see increased numbers of older jobseekers, many of whom may face significant challenges when it comes to finding new jobs.
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Lucy Kraftman, James Banks and Pia Hardelid
Inequalities in mortality rates by socioeconomic position had been rising in England prior to the pandemic, both for men and women. Males in the poorest 10% of local geographical areas were on average 37% more likely to die than men in the richest 10% of areas in 2003. By 2017, they were 63%, or ...
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Response to the latest ONS public sector finances data release.
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The government has committed to spend about £4.3 billion on education in England in response to the pandemic over the two years 2020–21 and 2021–22. However, about £1.3 billion or 30% of this supposedly additional money is currently due to be funded from underspending or from existing ...