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October 16th

Promises to end austerity and to balance the books by mid-2020s are unlikely to be compatible the

The IFS Green Budget 2018, produced in association with Citi and ICAEW and funded by the Nuffield Foundation, is published today. 

October 15th

Three in four workers with steady jobs experience irregular pay

Three in four workers experience fluctuating pay packets, with low paid workers most exposed to big downward changes in their monthly take-home pay, according to new Nuffield-funded research published by the Resolution Foundation.

October 10th

Born into care: Study uncovers scale of newborn babies in care proceedings in England

Between 2007/8 and 2016/17, 16,849 babies under one week old were subjects of local authority care proceedings in England, according to a new study from the Centre for Child and Family Justice Research at Lancaster University and the Nuffield Family Justice Observatory.

October 8th

Pay growth slowed by UK's poor productivity record and high underemployment

If the slow pace of Britain’s post-crisis pay growth were to continue indefinitely it will take until 2099 for real wages today to double in value – compared to the pre-crisis average when wages doubled every 29 years – according to a new Nuffield-funded report published by the Resolution Foundation

Even the cheapest local homes are out of reach for at least 40% of young adults

As long as they had a 10% deposit, in 1996 over 90% of 25- to 34-year-olds would have been able to purchase a house in their area if they borrowed 4½ times their salary (the maximum that most lenders will now allow). By 2016, that proportion had fallen substantially. Even with a 10% deposit, only around 60% of young adults would have been able to borrow enough to buy even one of the cheapest homes in their area.

October 5th

Men with fewer qualifications most at risk from potential new trade barriers with the EU

The Institute for Fiscal Studies has today published a chapter form the IFS Green Budget that investigates the exposure of different workers to potential trade barriers between the UK and the EU. The Green Budget is funded by the Nuffield Foundation and will be published on Tuesday 16 October.