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Universal Credit changes in Autumn Statement 2016 won’t make up for cuts that hit families and low-paid workers

23 Nov 2016, by in Society & Welfare

The Chancellor’s announcement of a small cut in the Universal Credit taper rate goes nowhere near making up for the cuts his predecessor announced in July 2015, which will leave many low-paid working families hundreds – even thousands – of pounds worse off a year. As the End Child Poverty (*) coalition put it, today’s…


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Women in work: has the progress come to an end?

16 Nov 2016, by in Labour market

Welcome to the first in a series of five blogposts on gender and the labour market. I’m going to kick us off by putting today’s labour market statistics in their historical context. Then I’ll worry a bit about whether progress on employment gaps between men and women is coming to an end. Unemployment In the…


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Life and death: a tale of inequality

11 Oct 2016, by in Society & Welfare

The latest figures for life expectancy and healthy life expectancy show that where you live can be a matter of life and death: the more deprived your town or district, the lower your life expectancy. The data, from the Office for National Statistics, show life expectancy for men and women for England and then for local districts…


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