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.
The role of parents and carers in providing careers guidance and how they can be better supported, a new report from Warwick's Institute for Employment Research, presents evidence from the UK and abroad to make the case for strong relationships between schools and homes when it comes to careers advice and guidance, and highlights practical ways parents and carers can get more involved in helping their children think about careers.
A package of resources from a unique training programme co-created and delivered by people with learning disability has been launched today by researchers. The Who’s Challenging Who training course was developed to improve staff attitudes and empathy towards people with learning disabilities whose behaviour is or had previously been labelled as “challenging.”
Was there such a thing as ‘the good old days’ when people were happier? Are current Government policies more or less likely to increase their citizens’ feelings of wellbeing? Using innovative methods researchers have built a new index that uses data from books and newspaper to track levels of national happiness from 1820. Their research could help governments to make better decisions about policy priorities.