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Most couples retiring over the last decade appear financially well prepared

| IFS Press Releases

New IFS research shows that the vast majority of couples born in the 1940s have levels of wealth that are more than sufficient to maintain their standards of living into and through retirement.

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How do the parties' fiscal targets compare?

| Observations

With the general election now just eight months away the political parties are starting to set out what they would aim to achieve in government. In this observation, we describe what each of the three main UK parties have said about their fiscal targets and discuss how these differ from current coalition government policy and from each other. Meeting the Conservatives’ target could result in debt falling more quickly than would be the case under the rules proposed by Labour or the Liberal Democrats. But doing so would require tax rises or significantly greater cuts in public spending than Labour and the Liberal Democrats would require to meet their rules – on top of those that are already planned up to 2015–16.

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Public finance bulletin: September 2014

| Public Finance Press Releases

Today the Office for National Statistics and HM Treasury published Public Sector Finances, August 2014. We now have details of central government receipts, central government spending, public sector net investment, borrowing and debt for the first five months of financial year 2014–15.

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