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8 March 2010

Budget 2010: helping the "squeezed middle", Left Foot Forward

Senior Economist, Matthew Whittaker, writes a guest blog for Left Foot Forward, highlighting the need for a budget that supports low earners

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8 March 2010

Media coverage of the low earners audit and Behind the Balance Sheet

Read coverage of our reports which highlight just how vulnerable low earners' economic independence is and how future spending squeezes must recognise this.

Mail on Sunday, Telegraph, Mirror, Guardian

Blog posts on Left Foot Forward and TUC.

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