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what is the total population though? if you look at the rates and totals there, the total population works out at just over 51 million, so is it over 18's? working age population? or what?

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by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Sun Jun 22nd, 2014 at 04:19:35 PM EST
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can't be working age population these are the 2010 figures

All ages         62,262
Mean age (years) 40.0  
Under 16         11,608
Working age*     38,426  
Under 40         19,828  
40 & over        18,598
Pensionable age* 12,228

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.

by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Sun Jun 22nd, 2014 at 04:41:04 PM EST
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The age groups considered are the over-16s (no upper limit).

In your breakdown (second comment), if you take the under-16s out from total pop, you get 51 million.

But the real humdinger is that roughly 800K "new jobs" have been created from 2013 Q1 to 2014 Q1, and half of those are self-employment. There would seem to have been a very sharp rise in self-employment, concentrated on 2013 Q4 and 2014 Q1. This is prima facie evidence for the thesis that jobseekers are being encouraged, in significant numbers, to become self-employed.

Next stop, is there a concomitant rise in working tax credit payouts? I don't know if any figures are available for that.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Mon Jun 23rd, 2014 at 01:48:30 AM EST
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well there's this

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/child-and-working-tax-credits-statistics-finalised-annual -awards-2012-to-2013

but the rise won't be available in there till the end of next May, (15 days after the Election) as it appears only to be published once a year and the last one was end of May this year

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by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Mon Jun 23rd, 2014 at 07:21:47 AM EST
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I'd looked at that. But it breaks everything down by family. You can feel the political pressure to produce "useful" ie feedable to the media government-friendly data. I didn't find a total working tax credit paid out p.a., nor a breakdown employees/self-employed. Perhaps I didn't look hard enough (there's the final page).
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Mon Jun 23rd, 2014 at 08:00:34 AM EST
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In fact I looked at the most recent one.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Mon Jun 23rd, 2014 at 08:02:41 AM EST
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46,000 are maybe not in the tax credits figures. they are on a seperate "run your own business scheme




Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Mon Jun 23rd, 2014 at 10:21:28 AM EST
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Getting a 404.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Mon Jun 23rd, 2014 at 08:02:18 AM EST
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by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Mon Jun 23rd, 2014 at 08:09:05 AM EST
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