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Austerity, past, present and yet to come: the OBR’s outlook for the public finances

Austerity, past, present and yet to come: the OBR’s outlook for the public finances | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

"The Office for Budgetary Responsibility (OBR) working paper No. 7 ‘Crisis and consolidation in the public finances’ has unsurprisingly generated a good deal of commentary on spending ahead of the crisis, and the outlook for the public finances into the future. The document serves as a stark reminder about the nature and scale of austerity policies in the past and yet to come. A good deal of the story can be told through three of the OBR charts."

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The article mentions the Institute for Fiscal Studies, which receives ESRC funding.

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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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The article names the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) as a respected independent body. The IFS receives some funding from the ESRC, for independent research and analysis.

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Getting the OBR to track child poverty would mean governments could no longer ignore it

Getting the OBR to track child poverty would mean governments could no longer ignore it | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

"The independent Institute for Fiscal Studies says child poverty is set to rise as the impact of this government’s choices starts to be seen in the official figures."

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The Institute for Fiscal Studies receives funding from the ESRC.

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Experts claim SNP have got sums wrong on oil revenue

Experts claim SNP have got sums wrong on oil revenue | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

According to revised forecasts from the independent Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR), a separate Scotland’s share of North Sea oil and gas revenues in 2016/17 would be far less than earlier predicted.

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Article mentions the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS), which taken the OBR forecasts and applied them in the case of an independent Scotland.  The IFS is supported by the ESRC.

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