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New funding formula could imply further cuts to per-pupil spending of 7% for around 1,000 schools after 2019–20

| Press Release

New funding formula could imply further cuts to per-pupil spending of 7% for around 1,000 schools after 2019–20

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Significant cuts to two parts of the benefit system to be phased in from next week

| Observations

Next week will see the introduction of significant cuts to the generosity of two parts of the working-age benefits system. These will affect some new recipients of employment and support allowance, and any family receiving tax credits or universal credit who has either a newly born first child or a newly born third or subsequent child. The restriction to new claims or new births means that the changes will not result in existing claimants seeing their benefit income fall. But in the long run, these are substantial cuts: together they are expected to reduce government spending by over £5 billion a year in the long run. This observation discusses these changes.

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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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