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Society & Welfare

Right to Buy housing is not being replaced

15 May 2014, by in Society & Welfare

New figures released by the DCLG show that just one new council home is being built for every eight sold under the Right to Buy (RTB) Legislation When the government extended the right for tenants to buy council housing they promised that new build would at least keep pace with sales. Indeed, the consultation that heralded the road to…

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Social mobility and income inequality: The international evidence

12 May 2014, by in Society & Welfare

Why do some countries have more social mobility than others? The question is important, as it goes to the heart of the issue of equality of opportunity. In order to evaluate equality of opportunity in the UK, we need a point of comparison. By looking at factors associated with higher or lower mobility in similar countries, we can get a sense of where there is scope for improvement.

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