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A 'modest' increase in public spending is needed. Austerity economics has failed

Real misery is being caused to real people the country over,' says Scotland's First Minister

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The article cites the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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George Osborne’s deficit reduction plan requires unprecedented binge in personal borrowing

George Osborne’s deficit reduction plan requires unprecedented binge in personal borrowing | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The public will have to go on a £360bn borrowing binge to make George Osborne’s deficit reduction plans add up, an analysis by The Independent has found.
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The article cites Paul Johnson, director of the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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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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The article cites a report from the Institute for Fiscal Studies, which receives ESRC funding.

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Labour could embark on spending spree after General Election

Labour could embark on spending spree after General Election | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The Institute for Fiscal Studies has found that Labour's plans for the economy are significantly 'looser' than the Conservatives
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The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) receives funding from the ESRC.

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Cuts have hit disabled people harder, says equality watchdog report

Disabled people have been hit disproportionately hard by the government's welfare reforms, a new report published by the equality watchdog has confirmed.
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Article mentions a report from the ESRC-funded National Institute of Economic and Social Research.

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There are alternatives to endless cuts

There are alternatives to endless cuts | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The era of austerity will not end after next year’s general election. Most of us probably knew that.

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The article cites findings from the Institute of Fiscal Studies which receives funding from the ESRC

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Tax rises and benefit cuts costing every family £1,127 a year

Tax rises and benefit cuts costing every family £1,127 a year | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Middle earners and the very rich have escaped 'remarkably unscathed' from the austerity programme - with those without children actually gaining financially from the changes.

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Britain in 2020 – a vision of the future, from rutted roads to citizen cops

Britain in 2020 – a vision of the future, from rutted roads to citizen cops | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
How the country could look in six years’ time if spending cuts and austerity measures continue
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Th article quotes Andrew Hood, research economist at the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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IFS: Austerity to continue for years

IFS: Austerity to continue for years | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Austerity will continue under a Labour, Tory or Liberal Democrat government, according to new analysis by the Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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The article cites a report from the Institute for Fiscal Studies, which receives ESRC funding.

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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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Austerity Bites: A Journey to the Sharp End of Cuts in the UK

Reforms to housing benefit, cuts to disability benefits and child tax credits, harsher sanction regimes for Jobseeker’s Allowance and less generous uprating of benefits over time have hit some of the most vulnerable people in society, often several times over.

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The article cites data from the Institute for Fiscal Studies which is funded by the ESRC.

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