Legatum Institute: Central and Eastern Europe Prosperity Report
An inaugural 2016 Central and Eastern European Prosperity Report from the Legatum Institute underscores the importance of looking beyond wealth. It shows that while Central and Eastern Europe’s (CEE) average income remains far behind that of Western Europe, its prosperity has converged at a much faster rate.
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JRF - Nearly one in three adults out of work as Northern Ireland makes no progress on poverty in a decade20/02/2018 13:35:00
Almost one in three working-age adults in Northern Ireland are out of work, as a new report shows how Northern Ireland’s employment rate is lagging behind the rest of Great Britain.
Civitas - Boost productivity with a new national investment bank20/02/2018 12:35:00
A state-backed investment bank should be set up to plug the shortfall in lending to small and medium-sized businesses and help tackle the challenge of poor productivity in the UK, a new Civitas report urges.
IFS - Just 1 in 4 middle-income young adults own their own home - down from 2 in 3 twenty years ago20/02/2018 11:35:00
Whether they are rich or poor, today’s young adults are much less likely to own their own home than those in their place one or two decades ago. But the biggest decline in homeownership has been among young adults with middle incomes. In 1995–96, 65% of 25 to 34 year olds with incomes in the middle 20% for their age owned their own home. By 2015–16, just 27% of that group owned their own home.
Demos - New research sets out how a better WCA is possible20/02/2018 10:35:00
Disabled people, doctors and experts agree that the Work Capability Assessment (WCA) – the assessment for out-of-work disability benefits – is broken. A new report from academic Ben Baumberg Geiger and Demos think tank sets out a clear vision for how a better WCA is possible.
JRF - Government plans fall short of 600 extra low-cost rented homes a week needed20/02/2018 09:35:00
New analysis from the independent Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) shows how nearly 600 additional low-cost rented homes need to be built every week in order to fix the broken housing market and help low incomes families escape poverty.