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Reduced workforce could reshape the public sector

IFS research shows that the nature of the UK labour market could be dramatically transformed within the next five years if proposed reductions in general government employment were to be fully realised.

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Privatised rail: public profit or public loss?

The privatised rail system relies upon billions of pounds of hidden subsidies from the tax payer and has failed to bring in private investment, according to research from the ESRC Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change.

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Rethinking pensions

Six in ten people over the age of 50 in the UK have not considered how they will finance their retirement years – and a third of people approaching retirement do not know how much income they will receive from their private pensions, according to research from the Institute for Fiscal Studies.

Nicholas Crafts

The economic legacy of Mrs Thatcher

Nicholas Crafts, Professor of Economics and Economic History at the University of Warwick and Director of the ESRC Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy, examines how the economic policies of the Thatcher era affected the UK economy.

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