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Going for growth: how small businesses succeed

The Enterprise Research Centre works to discover what drives the growth of SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises). What makes them successful, who are today's entrepreneurs and what can government and providers of finance do to make more SMEs more successful?

Innovation

Mapping business innovation in the UK

Most business innovation in clusters from Cambridge to Oxfordshire and South West England - but London not as innovative as thought, according to ERC report.

Household accounts

Average household income at pre-crisis levels

Average household income in 2014–15 is at around the same level as it was in 2007–08 - but still more than two per cent lower than in the peak years of 2009–10, according to IFS figures.

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Taking stock of UK plc

In a major new programme of work researchers at the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies are analysing the implications of the different parties' fiscal policies and what happened over this parliament.

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Flawed Barnett formula protects against cuts

A report published today by the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies argues that the 'Barnett formula' is flawed - protecting Scotland and Northern Ireland from hundreds of millions of cuts.

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