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Budget: Key points at a glance

Budget: Key points at a glance | Fiscal & Monetary Policy | Scoop.it
An at-a-glance summary of the main points of the 2013 Budget.
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Duncan Smith condemns tax credits

Duncan Smith condemns tax credits | Fiscal & Monetary Policy | Scoop.it
The work and pensions secretary says Labour's tax credit system has resulted in "a sorry story of dependency, wasted taxpayers' money and fraud".
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Unit 4 Macro: Tax Changes to Boost Growth

Reducing the income tax rate and increasing the inheritance tax rate could induce a huge increase in UK GDP, according to research by Professors Alberto Alesina and Guido Cozzi and Dr Noemi Mantovan, published in the latest Economic Journal...
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Boris: Don't sneer at Starbucks

Boris: Don't sneer at Starbucks | Fiscal & Monetary Policy | Scoop.it
London Mayor Boris Johnson has urged people not to "sneer" at the coffee chain Starbucks over its decision to pay £20m in corporation tax.
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Your taxes: What you pay and what you get back

Your taxes: What you pay and what you get back | Fiscal & Monetary Policy | Scoop.it
Have you ever wondered what you receive back for the money you pay out in tax?
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Your money and how they spend it

Your money and how they spend it | Fiscal & Monetary Policy | Scoop.it
Most of us love bargains but don't know how much tax we pay or how it's spent. Here are 10 things about your money and how the government spends it.
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Q&A: How will the Autumn Statement affect you?

Q&A: How will the Autumn Statement affect you? | Fiscal & Monetary Policy | Scoop.it
How will the changes announced in the government's Autumn Statement affect the pound in your pocket?
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Britain to miss key debt goal, growth targets

Britain to miss key debt goal, growth targets | Fiscal & Monetary Policy | Scoop.it
LONDON (Reuters) - British finance minister George Osborne said on Wednesday he would break a key debt promise and warned that growth will be weaker than expected in a bleak outlook that could damage his...
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Budget 2013: the government's spending and income visualised

Budget 2013: the government's spending and income visualised | Fiscal & Monetary Policy | Scoop.it
How much money does the UK have coming in this year - and where will the spending be? This visualisation, published in tomorrow's Guardian shows where the big numbers fall
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Some good graphics on the budget...

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MPs to vote on 1% benefits cap

MPs to vote on 1% benefits cap | Fiscal & Monetary Policy | Scoop.it
Government plans to place a 1% cap on annual increases in working-age benefits and tax credits until 2016 are to be debated in the Commons.
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This is a move by government to reduce future spending and tackle the deficit. Social protection is by far the biggest area of public spending.

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Do Lower Taxes Create Jobs? Look at Clinton and Bush.

For Republican supply-siders, denying that marginal tax rates are the sole way to induce or impede economic growth is equivalent to apostasy. History tells a different story.
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Interesting data on the effect of cutting income tax.

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Ritz 'paying no corporation tax'

Ritz 'paying no corporation tax' | Fiscal & Monetary Policy | Scoop.it
London's high-end Ritz hotel has not paid any corporation tax in the 17 years since it was taken over by the reclusive Barclay twins.
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Why not introduce a single tax?

Why not introduce a single tax? | Fiscal & Monetary Policy | Scoop.it
The government has announced that it is to combine a number of benefits into a single benefit. Why not do the same thing with direct taxation?
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Fuel duty cut but economy worsens

Fuel duty cut but economy worsens | Fiscal & Monetary Policy | Scoop.it
Chancellor George Osborne scraps a planned 3p rise in fuel duty but benefits face a further squeeze as he admits the UK economy is struggling.
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