A Budget for workers? The impact of the Summer Budget on work incentives in Universal Credit

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Public Finances and the Economy, Tax and Welfare

The combination of increases in the minimum wage (via the introduction of a National Living Wage), cuts to income tax and sharp reductions in working-age welfare presented in the Summer Budget produces a complex mix of winners and losers. Those not currently in receipt of benefits and tax credits (or Universal Credit) are likely to … Continued

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2012 Personal Allowance Tax Changes

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Public Finances and the Economy

The income tax personal allowance is set to increase to £8,105 in April 2012, rather than the £7,900 it would have been if increased in line with September’s RPI. But small changes across tax credits mean losses for many low to middle income households. Read our analysis of the changes to the personal allowance and … Continued

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Budget 2011: the impact on low-to-middle earners

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Public Finances and the Economy

Changes in Budget 2011 will have a significant impact on low-to-middle earners. This briefing note does four things: Outlines the pre-announced tax and benefit changes taking force from April 2011; provides an assessment of the new measures announced in Budget 2011;lLooks at prospects for real wage growth under the macroeconomic forecasts set out in the … Continued

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