In the balance: public finances in the next parliament

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Public Finances and the Economy

With the Coalition government expected to have delivered around half of its intended fiscal consolidation programme by the end of the current parliament, debates over public finances are set to loom large in the coming election campaign. To date, we have only very broad outlines of the preferred approaches of each of the main parties. … Continued

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Resolution Foundation analysis of the 2013 Budget

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Public Finances and the Economy

The Chancellor’s fourth Budget was a relatively quiet affair. While pre-announced changes mean that millions of households will face further reductions in benefit and tax credit receipts from April, the latest financial statement said nothing new about welfare cuts (though it confirmed that departmental spending is set to be tightened still further).    

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2010 Emergency Budget and low earners

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Public Finances and the Economy

We acknowledged that the emergency Budget published on 22 June was only ever going to provide part of the story: the details of where spending cuts will fall will not be made clear until the publication of the Spending Review on 20 October. Nevertheless, by setting out the Government’s proposed consolidation path, along with the … Continued

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A National Dividend: the economic impact of financial advice

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Incomes and Inequality

This report evaluates the case for developing a national advice resource to provide impartial, generic financial advice targeted at people on low to moderate incomes. It is based on modelling commissioned from Deloitte & Touche LLP to assess the impact of receiving financial advice on financial outcomes for individuals in this income group and the … Continued

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