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Council funding reform may mean big winners and losers

| Press Release

Press Release for IFS Report 'A time of revolution: British local government finance in the 2010s'

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Falling sterling, rising prices and the benefits freeze

| Observations

This morning the Office for National Statistics announced that inflation, as measured by the CPI, was 0.9% in the year to September. This is only slightly higher than the 0.6% the Office for Budget Responsibility forecast in the March Budget. But since then many forecasters – including the Bank of England – have revised up their forecasts for future inflation as the sharp drop in the value of the pound since the referendum is expected to push up prices. This observation focuses on one consequence that higher inflation would have: the fact that it would reduce the real incomes of working age families receiving benefits that the Government has frozen in cash terms through to March 2020.

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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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