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UK Faces a Budget Black Hole by 2019-20

UK Faces GBP25 Billion Budget Black Hole By 2019-20 

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Article cites the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

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UK Data Service's curator insight, November 11, 2016 5:13 AM
This article covers research which uses data held by the UK Data Service.

IFS report: Winter is Coming: the outlook for the public finances in the 2016 Autumn Statement (Nov 2016)

IFS report: Falling sterling, rising prices and the benefits freeze (Oct 2016)

Family Resources Survey

IMF World Economic Outlook, 1980-2020

OECD Economic Outlook: Statistics and Projections, 1960-2016

Prices Survey Microdata, 1996-2016: Secure Access
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Gloria De Piero: This is no budget for women

Gloria De Piero: This is no budget for women | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

This week, David Cameron is talking about the gender pay gap. It’s good news because for too long this is an issue the Government hasn’t been keen to confront.

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'There’s never any money left': threat of welfare cuts alarms Blackburn families

'There’s never any money left': threat of welfare cuts alarms Blackburn families | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Wednesday’s budget is expected to include sweeping cuts to child and working tax credits, leaving families dependent on them anxious about the future

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The Observer view on the budget

The Observer view on the budget | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

For all the Tories talk of hard-working families, the poor will be hit hard in their Britain of the future

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Article qutoes Paul Johnson, Director of the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

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A day in the life of your budget: How much do you spend in a day?

A day in the life of your budget: How much do you spend in a day? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

From morning alarm to lights out, we spend money before even touching our wallet. Ahead of Budget day next week, the Telegraph adds up our average daily spend

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Ed Miliband makes election pledge to tackle the country’s deficit

Leader says that if Labour wins the election it will cut deficit every year while securing the future of the NHS

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Autumn Statement 2014: Could high business growth start to attract tax relief?

Autumn Statement 2014: Could high business growth start to attract tax relief? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Business news and management advice for entrepreneurs, growing businesses and SMEs.

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Labour 'has scope to limit cuts'

Labour 'has scope to limit cuts' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A future Labour government has scope to limit spending cuts by delaying its timetable for balancing the books, the Institute for Fiscal Studies has said.

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Personal allowance tax increase not a gain for low earners or many women

Personal allowance tax increase not a gain for low earners or many women | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

"Despite ongoing pressures on the public finances the current government has steadily increased the income tax personal allowance. It is shortly due to be increased to £10,000 on 6th April 2014."


By April 2014, 2.7 million low income individuals have been lifted out of income tax altogether since 2010, and 25.4 million individuals will have benefited from the increases in the income tax-free threshold, according to the government.


However, while these assertions may be true, they do not take account of the distributional impacts on households, and research from the IFS shows that families in the middle to upper household income deciles benefit disproportionately from this policy.

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BBC Radio 4 - Today, 19/03/2014

BBC Radio 4 - Today, 19/03/2014 | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Discussing the budget.

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Chancellor to reveal new 12 sided £1 coin in today's Budget

Chancellor to reveal new 12 sided £1 coin in today's Budget | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
A NEW £1 coin will be introduced to beat clever fraudsters targeting the current one, George Osborne will reveal today.
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Budget 2014: Ten predictions

Budget 2014: Ten predictions | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Chancellor George Osborne is set to deliver his fifth annual Budget to Parliament. The UK economy is recovering but still faces challenges, so what can we expect this time around?

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Workers earning £150k-plus face cut to pension annual allowance

Workers earning £150k-plus face cut to pension annual allowance | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The size of the annual allowance will be gradually reduced from £40k to £10k for those making £150k a year or more, it was announced in today's Budget.

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Workers earning £150k-plus face cut to pension annual allowance

Workers earning £150k-plus face cut to pension annual allowance | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The size of the annual allowance will be gradually reduced from £40k to £10k for those making £150k a year or more, it was announced in today's Budget.

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Budget 2015: Why are we having another Budget?

Budget 2015: Why are we having another Budget? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

George Osborne will deliver a Budget on Wednesday 8 July, less than four months after he delivered the last one.

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Reality check: will living standards be higher this year than in 2010?

Reality check: will living standards be higher this year than in 2010? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Living standards are up, the deficit is halved, the surplus healthy, employment soaring and the north a real winner. We check if Osborne’s budget claims add up

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Risk currently is that whilst living standards may be higher, it certainly doesn't feel that way.

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Despite the boasts, UK is bottom on deficit reduction

Despite the boasts, UK is bottom on deficit reduction | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Whatever the Chancellor is planning, his Coalition partners, the Lib Dems, have already cut loose and won’t have a thing to do with it, so it can’t actually be regarded as a real “government” Budget at all

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Six key questions for George Osborne to answer in his speech on Wednesday

Six key questions for George Osborne to answer in his speech on Wednesday | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

"George Osborne, the chancellor, presents his autumn statement this week against a backdrop of slowing economic growth."


"It all points to more austerity down the line. But with an election around the corner Osborne will be careful about revealing the extent of the cuts to come. The Institute for Fiscal Studies thinktank estimates that if health, education and foreign development budgets remain ringfenced, other departments will need by 2018-19 to have cut their budgets by more than a third from the 2010 figure."

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Back to the future squeeze

Back to the future squeeze | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

So it's back to austerity. The battling over future projections for an independent Scotland's budget can be binned. It's time to focus on the budgets which Holyrood will have, rather than the ones it might have had.

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Labour needs to be candid about the painful cuts it will have to make

Labour needs to be candid about the painful cuts it will have to make | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Andrew Rawnsley: Behind the scenes, Labour's Treasury team has begun to identify how it would squeeze spending to balance the books if the party were to win power
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Parks Alliance calls for action as next Parliament spending cuts become clear

The deputy chairman of the Parks Alliance has called on the industry "to be more proactive" after future public sector spending cuts of up to a 35 per cent were outlined in the Budget.

Last Wednesday the Chancellor George Osborne made it clear that the level of cuts seen in this Parliament would continue into the next, with an overall reduction in Government spending of £2bn each year from 2016-17.

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The Institute for Fiscal Studies has estimated that this will mean that departments which are not protected – everything except NHS, schools and aid – will need to make cuts of 35.6 per cent up until 2018/19.


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Budget Roundtable: The Economy – what kind of growth and is it here to stay?

Roundtable discussion, with six audio files.

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Discussions include Paul Johnson, Director of the ESRC-funded Institute of the Fiscal Studies.

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Osborne readies tight UK budget even as elections approach

British finance minister George Osborne will bear few gifts for voters when he announces his annual budget next Wednesday, little more than a year before the next national election.


Osborne looks determined to stick to his message that Britain is only half-way through the belt-tightening plan he launched in 2010 to fix Britain's still wide budget deficit.

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