To encourage the ‘economically inactive’ back to work, the government is changing pensions, childcare funding and creating more support for people with long-term illnesses.
Phil Tomlinson, University of Bath; Alan Shipman, The Open University; Andrew Burlinson, University of East Anglia; Catherine Waddams, University of East Anglia; Despina Alexiadou, University of Strathclyde ; Gavin Midgley, University of Surrey; Jim Watson, UCL; Karen Bloor, University of York; Karl Matikonis, Queen's University Belfast, and Steven McCabe, Birmingham City University
Childcare, pensions and support for energy bills are among the main budget plans for the UK government.
States are struggling to cover pension costs for public school teachers. A education policy expert weighs in on potential solutions.
Amid further strain on public funding, we ask: What’s the future of the welfare state in developed and developing nations?
University staff to walk out for three days in what may be the largest ever in the higher education sector.
The strength of the government and public support can make a crucial difference.
Over the course of a career and retirement, gender pay gaps lead to a difference of roughly half-a-million dollars for women professors relative to their male counterparts.
As Zimbabwe heads for 2023 presidential elections, there are key things voters should watch out for in the social protection promises made by candidates.
Experts on poverty in Britain explain how destitution affects different groups of people and aspects of life.
Savings are up, but inequality remains rife.
Depending on circumstances, it may be time to re-think the bias to paying down housing debt over wealth accumulation in super. At least to do the sums, so you can make an informed choice.
Saving for the future is an expense we have to budget for.
Men save more for retirement than women, but it has been changing over time.
The chancellor’s spending review and what it means for you.
How to ensure your savings, as well as your everyday consumption, are sustainable.
Investors who care about the environment are better off holding shares in and exercising their influence over fossil fuel companies.
The fact that so many Canadian pension funds are tied to oil and gas companies is a deeply structural form of racialized oppression and a denial of Indigenous rights.
French rail transport is grinding to a halt. Teachers, truck drivers, lawyers and judges are also threatening to strike indefinitely.
Should students get refunds during strike action? An education economist gives his thoughts.
Economic and political trends are driving a shift away from coal. What kind of assistance do coal workers and communities need?