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Please note that the next edition of the bulletin will be published at the beginning of September 2014.

June/July 2014 edition of the research bulletin (PDF, 17 pages, 504KB)

Featured this month:

Wages, taxes and top-ups: the changing role of the state in helping working families make ends meet
This Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) report measures the disposable income of typical low-earning families and compares it to the Minimum Income Standard – the measure of an adequate income defined by members of the public.

Measuring national well-being, European comparisons, 2014
This Office for National Statistics (ONS) article explores how the UK is faring in key areas of well-being compared to the European Union and the countries within it.

A fair start for every child
This report from Save the Children suggests that as the UK economy recovers, the situation for poor children is unlikely to improve to any great extent.

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