Britain has become a less mobile nation – why?

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Housing, Wealth and Debt, Intergenerational Centre

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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Young people are no longer footloose and fancy free – and rent rises are to blame

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Intergenerational Centre

Millennials, eh? They never stand still. Always on the move, with their ‘portfolio careers’, side hustles in the gig economy, and no loyalty to the companies they work for. With an attitude like that, it’s no wonder they struggle to find decent work and pay. There’s only one problem with this common trope though. It’s … Continued

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Top of the Charts: No, you can’t always get what you want

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Sign up for our weekly Top of the Charts emails here  Afternoon all, Donald Trump is coming. Obviously this isn’t about us getting what we want, but maybe it’s exactly what our divided country needs. For the same reason he’s such a deeply divisive figure in the US (due to the whole misogyny/stoking racial divides schtick) … Continued

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Union membership is rising again – but will it last?

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Jobs, Skills and Pay

In 2018 the Trades Union Congress (TUC) celebrated its 150th birthday. Yesterday the government delivered a somewhat belated birthday present to the union movement in the form of new statistics showing that membership levels have risen significantly for the first time in almost two decades. Happy birthday TUC! In this short blog post, we provide … Continued

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Top of the Charts: The Ides of May

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Sign up for our weekly Top of the Charts emails here  Afternoon all, It’s all a bit last days of Caesar in Westminster – we’re definitely in the Ides of May. There was no going back once the PM crossed the Rubicon broke bread with Corbyn.  Andrea Leadsom struck the first blow, and it finally ended today with … Continued

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