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Scrapping air tax ‘would give Britain a £16bn boost’

Scrapping air tax ‘would give Britain a £16bn boost’ | AS Fiscal Policy | Scoop.it
Scrapping the “destructive” tax on air tickets would give a desperately needed £16 billion boost to the British economy and help create up to 60,000 jobs, a report claims today.
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U.K. May Need to Raise Taxes After 2015 Elections, IFS Says

U.K. May Need to Raise Taxes After 2015 Elections, IFS Says | AS Fiscal Policy | Scoop.it
The British government may need to increase taxes after the next election or risk culling more than a million public-sector jobs by 2018, a research group said in a report today.
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Data chief issues debt/deficit plea

Data chief issues debt/deficit plea | AS Fiscal Policy | Scoop.it
Politicians must distinguish properly between the UK's debt and its deficit, UK Statistics Authority chairman Andrew Dilnot says.
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UK unemployment rate falls to 7.7% but wages stagnate below inflation

UK unemployment rate falls to 7.7% but wages stagnate below inflation | AS Fiscal Policy | Scoop.it
Number of people in work reached a record level in the three months to last November, but wages rises stalled as employers kept a lid on pay packets
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How much is too much?

How much is too much? | AS Fiscal Policy | Scoop.it
THE popularity of austerity policies has waned over the past several years thanks to evidence that it may have been counterproductive. But many are still worried by...
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Saturday Quiz – February 2, 2013 – answers and discussion | Bill ...

Saturday Quiz – February 2, 2013 – answers and discussion | Bill ... | AS Fiscal Policy | Scoop.it
The declining tax revenue and rising welfare payments force the budget into a more expansionary phase (even if discretionary government policy is unchanged). ....
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Scrapping air tax ‘would give Britain a £16bn boost’

Scrapping air tax ‘would give Britain a £16bn boost’ | AS Fiscal Policy | Scoop.it
Scrapping the “destructive” tax on air tickets would give a desperately needed £16 billion boost to the British economy and help create up to 60,000 jobs, a report claims today.
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Deficit plan under pressure as December public borrowing rise puts UK AAA rating further at risk

Deficit plan under pressure as December public borrowing rise puts UK AAA rating further at risk | AS Fiscal Policy | Scoop.it
The figure was ahead of economists' forecasts and comes at a time when the Government is trying to borrow less, not more, each month.
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UK economy shrank at end of 2012

UK economy shrank at end of 2012 | AS Fiscal Policy | Scoop.it
The UK economy shrank by 0.3% in the last three months of 2012, further fuelling fears that the economy could re-enter recession.
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David Cameron given a lecture on 'debt' and 'deficit' by top statistics official - Telegraph

David Cameron given a lecture on 'debt' and 'deficit' by top statistics official - Telegraph | AS Fiscal Policy | Scoop.it
David Cameron has been taught the difference between "debt" and "deficit" by Britain's top statistics official, after he was accused of confusing the two economic terms.
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England's shrinking middle class struggles to hold on - York Daily Record

England's shrinking middle class struggles to hold on - York Daily Record | AS Fiscal Policy | Scoop.it
England's shrinking middle class struggles to hold on
York Daily Record
He is all for deficit reduction and breaking the cycle of welfare dependency.
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