A welcome boost for ‘just about managing’ families in Scotland

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Incomes and Inequality, Tax and Welfare

Yesterday started with a bleak assessment by the Child Poverty Action Group of the impact of ongoing welfare cuts – specifically how the two-child limit on support, which began to be implemented in 2017, is set to push 300,000 children into poverty. But there was better news for Scottish parents later in the day, as … Continued

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Top of the Charts: Saving the world, one research paper at time

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Intergenerational Centre

Sign up for our weekly Top of the Charts emails here   Afternoon all, Yesterday we learnt that it’s Johnson vs Hunt. Gung ho vs reluctant no dealing. Everyone’s understandably focused on the odds of no deal rising. But they are missing the real risk to our international reputation – an outside chance that PMQs descends … Continued

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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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