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Low-income households with children and the very rich have lost the most from coalition’s tax and benefit changes

| IFS Press Releases

Taking coalition tax and benefit changes as a whole, we find they have reduced the incomes of low-income households with children and the very richest households by the most as a percentage of income.

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The Smith Commission’s Proposals – big issues remain to be resolved

| Observations

The Smith Commission has published proposals for further devolution of powers to Scotland and we now know what is to be devolved – the UK and Scottish Government now have the more prosaic task of implementing the changes. Getting the details of how the taxes and welfare are devolved will be crucial. In a new Briefing Note and observation we analyse some of these ‘technical’ issues and critically appraise the Smith Commission proposals more generally.

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IFS public finance bulletin: January 2015

| Public Finance Press Releases

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

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