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Academics from Leeds blog about public views of the cost of living crisis and climate policies.

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Leeds residents are increasingly having to borrow from loan sharks and high-interest lenders to meet their basic needs because of issues with their benefits, according to new research.

Lecturer in Politics and Media

New research on the reliability – and credibility – of scientific research has been published by Dr Eike Mark Rinke, Lecturer in Politics and Media.

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Raising benefits in line with earnings – not inflation – will make things worse for low-income households in the coming years.  

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Black and minority ethnic people are disproportionately falling faster and further below the poverty line amidst the cost of living crisis, according to a new report.