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Poor families to lose £100 per year as inflation jumps

Poor families to lose £100 per year as inflation jumps | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The jump in inflation will cost poorer households an extra £100 each per year, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has warned.
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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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Will a change to inflation hit your pension? Call for 'flawed' RPI axe

Will a change to inflation hit your pension? Call for 'flawed' RPI axe | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Millions of pensioners in defined benefit schemes could see future payments cut after an official review called for RPI to no longer be used. We explain what it means.

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Middle-class families to get £300 boost in run-up to general election, IFS finds

Middle-class families to get £300 boost in run-up to general election, IFS finds | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Incomes of average household is increasing at quicker than inflation, leading economic think tank finds in blow to Labour's 'cost of living' claims
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More Brits to fall below poverty line

Average incomes in the UK are set to rise faster than inflation in 2014, after falling by around 5 per cent in real terms following the 2008 financial crash, according to new research by economic think tank.

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Latest Forecast for UK Economy

Latest Forecast for UK Economy | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

We have revised up our forecast for GDP growth in 2015 significantly, to almost 3 per cent. This is almost entirely due to the sharp fall in the oil price.

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Why everything we know about inflation could be wrong

Why everything we know about inflation could be wrong | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

It's considered the most important economic statistic of them all. So why are we struggling to measure inflation data?

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4Brandon Thompson's curator insight, October 25, 2015 3:56 PM

this article shows that the way we measure inflation may be unaffective

Fraser Graham's curator insight, March 11, 2016 7:23 AM

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Bank of England urged to include housing in inflation targets

The Bank of England is likely to be asked to target a new inflation measure after an independent review commissioned by the UK Statistics Authority yesterday recommended scrapping  the consumer prices index (CPI) as the headline gauge of rises in the cost of living.
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Fraser Graham's curator insight, March 11, 2016 7:23 AM

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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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Fraser Graham's curator insight, March 11, 2016 7:24 AM

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