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Web links for 24th July 2012

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Access to Work statistics Latest official stats for the Access to Work scheme that helps with the costs of adjustments to enable a disabled person to take-up or stay in a job. These show that the number of new ‘customers’ has fallen from 16,540 in 2009/10 to 9,930 in 2011/12.

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Web links for 6th July 2012

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The UK Jobs Miracle? Paul Gregg’s presentation from a Bank of England seminar in May shows that before the crash UK had good GDP and productivity performance. Employment rose sharply in the late 1990s, reaching 74% “and then stuck”.

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Web links for 5th July 2012

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Disentangling income inequality and the redistributive effect of social transfers and taxes in 36 LIS countries Chen Wang and Koen Caminada used Luxembourg Income Study data to analyse income inequality and redistribution in 36 countries. "On average, transfers reduce income inequality by over 85 percent, while taxes account for only 15 percent of total redistribution.…

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Web links for 1st July 2012

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David Cameron’s back-to-work firms want benefits cut more often The Observer reports that the Work Programme has led to a huge increase in the number of unemployed people being 'sanctioned' – "The number of cases has risen from 139,000 benefit cuts under Labour in 2009 to more than 500,000 in 2011." But even that isn't…

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Web links for 29th June 2012

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Can Policymakers Stem Rising Income Inequality? A summary of new research by the IMF shows income inequality has increased in most rich countries in recent years. Taxes and transfers "have played a significant role in offsetting the increase in inequality." Over the last two decades fiscal policy has reduced inequality by about a third in…

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Web links for 22nd June 2012

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There is a clash of priorities in the government’s austerity economics Our own Craig Berry writes on Left Foot Forward that for the government’s current economic strategy to work it requires increased private consumption and indebtedness at the household level. But their own public austerity agenda is prohibiting them from being open about their approach.

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Web links for 13th June 2012

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“DWP analysis shows mandatory work activity is largely ineffective. Government is therefore extending it.” Jonathan Portes notes that the Government announced a massive extension of Mandatory Work Activity on the same day on the same day they published an assessment whose key conclusions were “that MWA had a small and transitory impact on benefit receipt,…

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Web links for 11th June 2012

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Individual Employment, Household Employment and Risk of Poverty in the EU Imagine that jobs were randomly distributed and work out what proportion of households in a country would be jobless – is the actual figure higher or lower?

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When the Queen came to the TUC

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In 1968 the TUC celebrated its 100th anniversary. (Indeed yesterday (June 1) was our 144th birthday.) This was marked not just by the TUC, but by the nation. A grand banquet was held in London (as well as many other more accessible events around the country.) It was addressed by the Queen and broadcast by…

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Web links for 28th May 2012

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Beecroft report was inspired by ‘hopeless’ HR director, says Telegraph XpertHR have a comprehensive round-up of reactions to the Beecroft report – many from a professional HR perspective. Most are unimpressed Britain has less employment protection than the BRICS Flip Chart Fairy Tales Rick has another go at Beecroft

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