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Taking stock of UK plc

12 January 2015

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 parlia...

Getting pig meat to the market

09 January 2015

The current model for supplying pig meat to uk consumers is ineffective and beset by a 'trader mentality' from leading supermarkets, and would benefit from more integrated ownership where companies ha...

Financial skills key for female executives

12 December 2014

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...

Finding the UK's biggest job creators

04 July 2014

One of the enterprise research centre’s newly published white papers concludes that both start-up companies and established businesses have rapid growth potential

Changes ahead for the older population

26 June 2014

The ifs report 'the changing face of retirement' outlines the demographic and financial trends for those aged 65 and over in england up to 2022-23. It predicts that women aged 65 and over are likely t...

Happy families

20 June 2014

Legislation to promote flexible working arrangements may be benefitting family relationships. A survey shows that flexible working has improved work-life balance for many people

Educated unemployed: changing the Global South

17 June 2014

The majority of young people live in the underdeveloped countries of the global south, where increased access to schooling has led to the phenomenon of the 'educated unemployed' - frustrated by the la...

Reduced workforce could reshape the public sector

14 February 2014

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 realise...

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...

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...

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