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Why cut business taxes?

04 April 2014

Reducing taxes on corporate profit is likely to be beneficial for investment, employment and growth - but may make the tax system less fair

What price a house?

13 January 2014

By far the most important reason that housing is so expensive is our planning policy, shows research from the spatial economics research centre

Predicting the cost of energy

25 November 2013

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 energ...

Better times for work life

22 November 2013

"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 findin...

Ready for a new Festival of Economics

21 November 2013

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

Happier workers in Wales

12 July 2013

Welsh workers are happier than colleagues in other uk countries, despite lower wages and less skilled jobs

Muslim communities successfully integrating

20 June 2013

Muslim ethnic minority communities have been integrating into british and german cities for some time, according to research presented at the norface migration conference at university college london...

Financial skills key for female executives

20 June 2013

Having a financial background can greatly enhance the career prospects of women in business - helping them to converse in the 'language of business' and prove their credibility, according to a new stu...

Population 56 million - and counting

20 June 2013

The newly published figures from the 2011 census show that the population of england and wales increased with 7 per cent – 3. 7 million – over the last decade. This is the largest jump in populatio...

Privatised rail: public profit or public loss?

07 June 2013

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...

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