Main parties misrepresenting who will gain from tax cuts in next parliament

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Tax and Welfare

Resolution Foundation calls for improved in-work support and alignment of National Insurance threshold with the Personal Allowance to support households on low to middle incomes The income tax cuts proposed to date by the main parties are set to largely bypass low to middle income Britain – the very households they claim to be helping … Continued

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Tax and benefit systems must do more to make work pay

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Tax and Welfare

The current system of redistribution through taxation and welfare is inefficient and could be reformed to give more support to those on low and middle incomes according to a new report for the Resolution Foundation. The report, written by Paul Johnson, Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, and drawing heavily on the Mirrlees Review … Continued

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Still more to do to address the plight of low earners

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Jobs, Skills and Pay

NEWS RELEASE For immediate release: 25 November 2008 STILL MORE TO DO TO ADDRESS PLIGHT OF LOW EARNERS   The Resolution Foundation today welcomed much of the Government’s Pre-Budget Report and the breathing space that it offers to low earners: Low earners are more likely to work for small businesses, so the measures to assist … Continued

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