Top of the Charts: Rising floors and tumbling walls

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Sign up for our weekly Top of the Charts emails here Afternoon all, It’s time for a break from the rain and the ludicrous tax cut promises the Tory leadership election has given us (on which more below). So not only does this week’s Top of the Charts come to you from (ludicrously hot) Vienna but … Continued

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Two and a half reasons to be cheerful about our strong and stable labour market

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Jobs, Skills and Pay

Today’s labour market statistics were, to use a technical term, boring. In a world of high political and economic drama, our labour market has served up headline measures of real pay growth and employment which basically haven’t changed for four months in a row. We shouldn’t bemoan unchanging numbers. Like air travel and digging tunnels, … Continued

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Britain has become a less mobile nation – why?

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Housing, Wealth and Debt, Intergenerational Commission

Donald Trump tells us there are no protesters. He says it so often, he probably believes it. Which is worrying, but also fairly normal. There are stories we hear so often that we simply assume they are true. Here’s one. Our communities are changing ever faster as more and more people move around for work, … Continued

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