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Public finance plans of Conservatives, Labour, Liberal Democrats and SNP leave much unanswered

| IFS Press Releases

New research, published today by the IFS and funded by the Nuffield Foundation, analyses the public finance implications of these political parties’ election manifesto commitments, and sets out the size and composition of the future fiscal tightening that each appears to be planning.

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Scotland would gain significant new powers under SNP plans for further devolution

| Observations

The devolution of powers over national insurance contributions (NICs), welfare policy and corporation tax, among other areas, are set out as priorities in the SNP manifesto as a stepping stone to full fiscal responsibility. In this Observation article, we assess the plans for these specific areas.

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IFS public finance bulletin: February 2015

| Public Finance Press Releases

Today the Office for National Statistics and HM Treasury published Public Sector Finances January 2015. We now have details of central government receipts, central government spending, public sector net investment, borrowing and debt for the first ten months of financial year 2014−15.

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