Unaffordable, unfair and unwise tax cuts have prevented the government from balancing the books

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Unaffordable, unfair and unwise tax cuts have prevented the government from balancing the books Chancellor should use Autumn Statement to rethink tax strategy, halting cuts to corporation tax and increases in income tax thresholds Tax giveaways worth £32bn this year have prevented the government from meeting its fiscal targets, according to new analysis published today … Continued

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Landmark day for Universal Credit as full service is rolled out Jobcentres today

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  Resolution Foundation says that major reforms are needed to make a success of the flagship welfare reform programme With the roll-out of the full Universal Credit service finally starting today (Wednesday) – it is being rolled out to five jobcentres including Bath and Newcastle Cathedral Square, with more to follow in the coming months … Continued

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New Work and Pensions Secretary must reclaim Universal Credit from the Treasury

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  Resolution Foundation calls for major reforms as full roll-out of Universal Credit begins this month A few weeks into his role, the new Work and Pensions Secretary has been urged to reclaim Universal Credit (UC) from the Treasury. The advice is contained in a major new report published today (Tuesday) by the Resolution Foundation … Continued

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Richest to lose ten times as much as poorest half of households from Scottish council tax reforms

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Resolution Foundation welcomes battle over progressive property taxation in run up to Scottish elections The average cash losses from the Scottish government’s proposed council tax reforms will be over ten times greater for the richest tenth of households compared to the poorest half, according to a new report published today (Friday) by the Resolution Foundation. … Continued

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Government right to abandon further welfare savings – but low income families still set to lose out

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  Commenting on the announcement this afternoon by the new Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Stephen Crabb MP, that there would be “no further plans to make welfare savings beyond the very substantial savings legislated for by parliament two weeks ago”, Torsten Bell Director of the Resolution Foundation said: “This is welcome news … Continued

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