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Brexit could add two years to austerity

| Press Release

We examine both the direct and indirect effects of Brexit on the UK’s public finances, based on a comprehensive review of studies analysing the short- and long- term economic effects of Brexit.

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Leaving the EU would almost certainly damage our economic prospects

| Observations

The possible economic consequences of leaving the EU have naturally been a central focus of the referendum campaign. As June 23 draws near we bring together the conclusions from our research on the likely consequences, and reflect on some of the claims made.

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IFS analysis of today’s public finance figures: February 2016

| Public Finance Press Releases

Today the Office for National Statistics and HM Treasury published Public Sector Finances January 2016. 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 2015−16.

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