Digging beneath the figures on household disposable income

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Wages & Income

Figures released earlier this week by the Office for National Statistics showed that total real disposable incomes have fallen in the UK for the first time in thirty years. But behind those headline figures, if we instead look at disposable income per head, there’s an interesting story about the performance of different regions across the country. In … Continued

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Social mobility and earnings change over the life-cycle

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Since the emergency budget in June of this year, government policymaking has been unswervingly focused on reducing the deficit. However, the coalition has asked to be judged not just on its impact on the public finances, but also on the progress it makes in increasing social mobility. Social mobility is undoubtedly an important issue. It … Continued

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