By far the most important reason that housing is so expensive is our planning policy, shows research from the Spatial Economics Research Centre.
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The methods for forecasting energy costs are improving, but with the complexities involved the key challenge is to communicate how uncertain the estimates are, concludes a new report from the UK Energy Research Centre.
"Despite the recession there are signs that working life has improved in a number of respects for those who have been lucky enough to stay in work," says Professor Stephen Wood, following first findings from the 2011 Workplace Employee Relations Survey.
Following the success and public interest around the inaugural event last year, the 2013 Festival of Economics, co-sponsored by the ESRC, is about to be launched in Bristol.
Welsh workers are happier than colleagues in other UK countries, despite lower wages and less skilled jobs.