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How will the Conservatives tackle the deficit?

How will the Conservatives tackle the deficit? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

George Osborne has been given five more years at the Treasury by voters, after asking them to let him "finish the job" of eliminating the deficit.

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Artilce cites Paul Johnson, Director of the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

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UK deficit challenge looms

UK deficit challenge looms | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Prime Minister David Cameron’s announcement of tax cuts has exhilarated his Conservative Party, but the sobering question of who can be trusted with Britain’s public finances remains the key to next year’s national election.

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

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Nick Clegg and Danny Alexander: Our disciplined approach is the only way to deal with the deficit

Nick Clegg and Danny Alexander: Our disciplined approach is the only way to deal with the deficit | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The biggest question for all of the parties at the next election will be this: who can be trusted with people’s money and relied upon to free our children and grandchildren from the crippling burden of debt, while also investing in the things the country needs to succeed?
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The article quotes estimates from the Institute for Fiscal Studies, which receives funding from the ESRC.

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

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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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