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Spending cuts to accelerate as tax burden rises to highest level in over 30 years

| Press Release

Spending cuts to accelerate as tax burden rises to highest level in over 30 years

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How will the receipt of social care change in future?

| Observations

Funding for adult social care is currently a hot topic. The number of older individuals is forecast to increase sharply over the next two decades. However, the extent to which this places pressure on social care budgets could potentially be offset by reductions in the needs of older people over time, and in the increased availability of informal care due to the growing prevalence of partners at older ages. New evidence published today suggests that although there is some evidence of reduced needs across successive birth cohorts, this will do little to offset the increased demand for formal care arising from demographic pressures.

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IFS analysis of today’s public finance figures

| Public Finance Press Releases

Today the Office for National Statistics and HM Treasury published Public Sector Finances January 2017. 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 2016−17.

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