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One in three self-assessment taxpayers under-report, costing government £8 billion a year, Warwick study finds

A third of self-assessment taxpayers do not pay as much tax as they should, meaning the Treasury is missing out on £8 billion a year. This contributes to the annual “tax gap” of more than £30 billion revenue that goes uncollected. The findings are revealed in a new research briefing by Dr Arun Advani of the University of Warwick and Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE)


Fanning the flames of hate - new research on links between social media and hate crime

The use of social media can help propagate already existing tensions and perhaps even push some potential perpetrators over the edge to carry out violent acts, according to new research on social media and violence against refugees in Germany presented today at the Royal Economic Society annual conference in Warwick.


Brexit has already cost the average worker more than a week’s wages, academic study shows

The vote to leave the European Union has already cost the average worker more than a week’s wages thanks to higher prices, a study shows today.

The fall in the value of the pound after the June 2016 referendum caused a lasting increase in the price of many goods, costing Britons more than £400, according to research by Dr Dennis Novy, a leading expert on the economic implications of Brexit.


Facebook political advertising boosted Trump turnout by up to ten per cent in the 2016 elections, research finds

Donald Trump's 2016 campaign is said to have spent 44 million dollars on Facebook, running 175,000 variations of political adverts.  Was this money well-spent?

New research from the University of Warwick, ETH Zurich and the University Carlos III in Madrid has demonstrated that the micro-targeted campaigns were highly effective both in persuading undecided voters to support Mr Trump, and in persuading Republican supporters to turn out on polling day.

 

 


Brexit was caused by feelings: older voters not the cause

New research from the University of Warwick finds that many popular theories about Brexit are wrong. Using just-released data, the researchers show that it was people’s feelings about their own finances that led to Brexit, and that Brexit was not forced on the UK by older voters.