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Tax bill on UK homes with full-time mums is highest in the West

Tax bill on UK homes with full-time mums is highest in the West | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Charity CARE said households where one parent works and the other looks after children have been heavily penalised since David Cameron first entered Downing Street.

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The Guardian view on taxes in the election: dangerous taboos

The Guardian view on taxes in the election: dangerous taboos | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

If politicians keep to their promises not to raise taxes, that is dismaying. But if they honour them, the consequences will be terrifying

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UK has biggest surplus in seven years on income-tax surge

Income tax receipts rose an annual 6.1 percent to 26.7 billion pounds ($41 billion) in January, with self-assessment surging almost 16 percent, according to data published Friday in London. 

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The great mansion tax deception

The great mansion tax deception | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Mansion tax is the tax of the moment. It is Britain’s first new fiscal idea since the poll tax in 1989, and is proving no less controversial

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Are you feeling better yet?

Yesterday's Green Budget from the Institute for Fiscal Studies was, on the whole, a depressing affair, with much talk of the need for increased taxes and reduced public spending if targets are to be met.

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Families hit by cuts, report says

Families hit by cuts, report says | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Families with young children and poorer households have been worst affected by government changes to tax and benefits, according to a new report.

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Low income households hardest hit, warns IFS

Low income households hardest hit, warns IFS | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Tax and benefit changes brought in by Coalition government have hit the poorest and families with children, says Institute for Fiscal Studies
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IFS Raises Concerns Over Scottish Tax Proposals

The Institute for Fiscal Studies has raised concerns about the practical implications of plans to devolve additional tax powers to the Scottish Parliament. 
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Yes, we can reshape the state – if corporations pay more tax

Yes, we can reshape the state – if corporations pay more tax | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Will Hutton: Even 10 years ago companies were contributing around £20 billion more to the UK exchequer than they are now

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Osborne: Autumn Statement cuts warnings 'hyperbolic'

Osborne: Autumn Statement cuts warnings 'hyperbolic' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

George Osborne has dismissed "totally hyperbolic" coverage of future spending cuts following his Autumn Statement.

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The article cites the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) and quotes the institute's director, Paul Johnson.

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Two charts that explain why old people keep getting free stuff

Two charts that explain why old people keep getting free stuff | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Pensioner benefits will cost taxpayers yet more billions. Here's why
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Statistics watchdog raps Treasury over personal tax summaries

The official statistics watchdog has warned the Treasury after letters were sent to 24 million people detailing how their taxes are spent.
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Experts unite to attack full devolution of income tax

Experts unite to attack full devolution of income tax | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

More than 40 of Britain's top economic experts have come out against the full devolution of income tax to Scotland, warning such a move would undermine the UK state, according to a poll.

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UK tax policy dictated by companies not ministers says leading treasury expert

UK tax policy dictated by companies not ministers says leading treasury expert | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Adviser on ‘Google tax’ says international competition and offshore tax arrangements lead government to provide policies attractive to business

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Taxes on profit create high social costs, according to Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

New research from the Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation at Saïd Business School, titled 'The Social Costs of Taxing Profit', estimates that for every £100 of corporation tax collected by HMRC, there is a cost to society as high as £29.

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Why using public opinion to reform party funding is a bad idea

Why using public opinion to reform party funding is a bad idea | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
A report from the Electoral Reform Commission proposes some public-pleasing changes. But we should be careful what we wish for.
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This article was written by Samuel Power, who receives funding from the ESRC.

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Here’s how Labour should tackle the tax avoiders: an Office of Tax Responsibility

Here’s how Labour should tackle the tax avoiders: an Office of Tax Responsibility | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Labour isn’t being anti-business in taking on Boots and co. And a new entity, led by Margaret Hodge, could be its secret weapon
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Leeds City Council announce rises in tax

Leeds City Council announce rises in tax | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Leeds City Council has announced that they are to increase council tax by nearly two percent and council housing rents go up nearly three percent.

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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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Coalition's tax and benefits changes hit low income families harder than any other group

Coalition's tax and benefits changes hit low income families harder than any other group | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Low income families have been hit hardest by the Coalition’s tax and benefit changes since 2010, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) think tank.

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North Sea oil: UK considers sweeping tax breaks to revive flagging industry

North Sea oil: UK considers sweeping tax breaks to revive flagging industry | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Britain is considering granting the North Sea oil industry a range of tax breaks in a bid to revive the flagging sector amid oil price plunges and diminishing production.

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The article cites data from the ESRC-funded National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR).

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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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Autumn statement 2014 - IFS warns cuts to come 'on a colossal scale'

Autumn statement 2014 - IFS warns cuts to come 'on a colossal scale' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Andrew Sparrow’s rolling coverage of all the reaction to the 2014 autumn statement, including George Osborne’s interviews and the Institute for Fiscal Studies’ briefings
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The article cites the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) and quotes the institute's director, Paul Johnson.

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Incomes set to outstrip inflation says IFS

Incomes set to outstrip inflation says IFS | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Average incomes are set to rise by 3.1 per cent to £459 per week – or £23,868 a year - in the current financial year, according to the IFS.
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Tim Bell's curator insight, March 17, 3:34 PM

What's happening here? Are we getting richer or not? What is absolute poverty? What can government do to help?

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The mystery of the disappearing income tax receipts

It looks like being a great Christmas for the retailers – and a lousy one for the Chancellor. The reason? Well, there is a strange disjunction at the moment between what is happening to consumption in Britain and what is happening to government revenues.

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