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    Frequently changing employers can have a negative impact on earnings

Frequently changing employers can have a negative impact on earnings

New data from ONS makes clear that those who remain in work year on year have been seeing the greatest pay increases, whereas people who changed jobs tended to see higher pay increases between 2004/05 and 2007/08. Ceri Hughes looks at the trends.

Too many workers remain stuck in low-wage work from one year to the next, suggesting that low paid […]

How eurosceptic is Rochester and Strood?

It’s generally difficult to measure opinion in constituencies, so how can we tell how eurosceptic a specific constituency like Rochester and Strood is? In this article, Chris Hanretty explains the use of novel techniques which build on existing national survey samples to estimate the percentage of voters in each constituency who would currently support exit from the EU. By this measure, Clacton is ranked as the most […]

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    The cuts in local government funding have had a significant impact on London’s most deprived communities

The cuts in local government funding have had a significant impact on London’s most deprived communities

How has the significant cuts to local authority funding affected front-line services? There had undoubtedly been enormous strain on services and front-line staff, with councils have argued that the limits to efficiency have been reached. Amanda Fitzgerald presents findings from a new report for the Trust for London into the most deprived communities in London.

The local government funding cuts announced […]

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    Politicians are clearly misreading EU provisions regarding freedom of movement

Politicians are clearly misreading EU provisions regarding freedom of movement

UKIP’s success in the Clacton by-election has prompted further unease in Conservative and Labour ranks, with free movement of people in the EU, a cornerstone of the Union, now suddenly under fire from the political elite. Brad Blitz writes that the shift in tone is not only at odds with previous policies, it reflects a clear misreading of EU provisions regarding the free […]

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    Employing a trophy architect can get a London developer a valuable extra 19 floors

Employing a trophy architect can get a London developer a valuable extra 19 floors

In the highly uncertain world created by the UK planning system’s decision-making method, employing an architect who has already won a lifetime achievement award – and whose work thus has the imprimatur of ‘iconic design’ – can get a London developer a valuable extra 19 floors on a representative site. Paul Cheshire and Gerard Dericks explain the costs to society of these incentives to ‘game’ […]

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    Tough trade-offs on the road to Paris: What hopes for a 2015 climate agreement?

Tough trade-offs on the road to Paris: What hopes for a 2015 climate agreement?

A close reading of international climate politics points to subtle but important changes in the diplomatic process and the positions of major actors, writes Robert Falkner. However, it looks like differentiation and flexibility in national commitments will be the price to pay for a climate agreement that includes all major emitters.

So here we go again. World leaders gather at a UN […]

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    Reducing inequalities in mental health is a task for the whole of government and all sectors

Reducing inequalities in mental health is a task for the whole of government and all sectors

While mental disorders may affect anyone in society, there is a social gradient in common mental disorders (depression and anxiety) with a higher prevalence found among those living in poorer households. What can be done? Early identification of people at risk and action on the social determinants is essential, writes Ruth Bell.

Thankfully, there is now increased attention on improving access to therapeutic treatments […]

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    Five minutes with Danny Dorling: “The current increase in global inequality is completely unsustainable”

Five minutes with Danny Dorling: “The current increase in global inequality is completely unsustainable”

Rising inequality is one of the most pressing political issues. In an interview with EUROPP’s editor Stuart Brown, Danny Dorling discusses the problems posed by inequality, the situation within the UK, and why the current trends are likely to prove unsustainable.

Although many social scientists, most notably Thomas Piketty, have provided evidence of rising inequality across Europe and the rest of […]

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