Top 1 per cent received a sixth of the nation’s income pre-crisis, due to hidden rise of capital gains, new report finds
The Top 1 per cent received a far greater, and faster growing, share of the nation’s income pre-crisis than previously thought, if capital gains are included in official statistics, according to major new research published today. The research – a collaboration between the CAGE Research Centre at the University of Warwick, the Resolution Foundation and the LSE – uses confidential tax return data to build a fuller picture of incomes across the UK, specifically by including taxable capital gains.
A major study mapping the ways European member states organise and provide lifelong careers guidance has been published by a consortium led by the University of Warwick’s Institute for Employment Research, in partnership with the Finnish Institute for Educational Research at the University of Jyväskylä. The research team interviewed experts from across Europe and overseas to understand current best practice, and to find out how innovations such as increased use of technology, and greater integration of labour market information, are being used to help people better manage their careers.
In a further contribution to the debate about how to balance the need to re-open the economy with the need to protect life, Warwick researchers Andrew Oswald and Nick Powdthavee point out the extreme dangers from any general kind of release from lockdown and present more detailed modelling on the fatality risks faced by different age groups.
A new digital archive co-created by Warwick researcher Dr Nicola Pratt gathers art, music and film created during the 2011 Egyptian revolution into a unique new multimedia resource for scholars, students and the general public alike. 'Politics, Popular Culture and the 2011 Egyptian Revolution' documents the 25 January 2011 uprising and its aftermath through the prism of popular culture.
In the first analysis of how COVID19 affects economic sentiment, a team of researchers including Dr Thiemo Fetzer and Dr Christopher Roth from the University of Warwick has found that the arrival of the new Coronavirus in a country is associated with a sharp increase in Google searches indicative of anxieties and economic fears.