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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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The Scottish NHS - more financially secure outside the UK?

| Observations

The future of the welfare state, and particularly of the NHS, has taken centre stage in the Scottish independence debate in recent days. Given the political rhetoric, there is a clear need for some impartial analysis. In this observation we try to set out some of the facts on both recent changes in NHS spending in England and Scotland, and the prospects for the future whether Scotland is in or out of the Union. Our analysis suggests it is unlikely that independence would make it easier to find additional money for the NHS.

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Public finance bulletin: August 2014

| Public Finance Press Releases

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

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