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UK economic recovery makes 'reassuringly robust' start to 2015 as companies take on 70,000 new workers each month

British companies are taking on around 70,000 workers a month following a 'reassuringly robust' start to the year, according to figures published yesterday.
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Real risk of widespread health charging under Tories, says Labour

Real risk of widespread health charging under Tories, says Labour | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Ed Balls cites OECD figures on other countries where public spending is as low as Tory target

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

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Ed Balls told to take clearer line on budget deficit

Ed Balls told to take clearer line on budget deficit | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Some shadow cabinet members privately express concerns about recent statements on Labour’s fiscal plans.

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Artilce cites the ESRC-funded Institute of Fiscal Studies

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Balls pledge on responsibility

Balls pledge on responsibility | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Ed Balls has made a bid to rehabilitate Labour's economic credentials by ruling out higher borrowing if it wins power - and warning of fresh welfare curbs.
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The article cites the Institute for Fiscal Studies, which receives ESRC funding.

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Ed Balls says he would limit rise in child benefit

Ed Balls says he would limit rise in child benefit | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
SHADOW chancellor Ed Balls is to announce that a Labour government will cap rises in child benefit at 1 per cent for two years and make “tough decisions to balance the books” in the next parliament.
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The article cites a report from the Institute for Fiscal Studies, which receives ESRC funding.

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Labour conference: pay cut for ministers, child benefit cap, but more NHS cash

Labour conference: pay cut for ministers, child benefit cap, but more NHS cash | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Shadow chancellor Ed Balls unveils plans for next parliament, while Ed Miliband highlights wages, health and 50p tax band
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The article cites the Institute for Fiscal Studies, which receives ESRC funding.

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Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls lines up £28bn spending spree

Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls lines up £28bn spending spree | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Ed Balls attempted to repair Labour’s economic reputation earlier this year by announcing a ‘binding fiscal commitment’ to get day-to-day government spending out of the red by 2020.
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The article cites a report from the Institute for Fiscal Studies, which receives ESRC funding.

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Balls' guarantee to Scottish voters of 'big transfer of financial powers' if they reject independence

Balls' guarantee to Scottish voters of 'big transfer of financial powers' if they reject independence | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Labour's Ed Balls has given voters in Scotland a personal guarantee there will be a "big transfer of financial powers" to Holyrood if they reject independence.

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


Article originally published 8 September 2014.

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Ed Balls says that the average British family is £974 worse off than in 2010

Ed Balls says that the average British family is £974 worse off than in 2010 | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Coalition is taking far more than it gives, says shadow chancellor as the Tory rise in personal tax allowance to £10,000 starts.


New figures showed the overall impact of the government's tax changes between 2010 and April 2015 would leave the average household worse off by £974 a year from April next year. The figures, which were complied by the impartial Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) in the aftermath of the budget, have been analysed by Labour.

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Big jobs boost helping recovery as 70,000 workers taken on each month 

Big jobs boost helping recovery as 70,000 workers taken on each month  | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

British companies are taking on around 70,000 workers a month following a 'reassuringly robust' start to the year, according to figures published yesterday.

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

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