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Whoever forms the Government after the forthcoming general election should put in place a fiscal tightening more ambitious over the next Parliament than that set out in the Pre-Budget Report (PBR), but without putting the recovery at undue risk with significant extra tax increases or public spending cuts in the coming year, researchers from the Institute for Fiscal Studies argue in this year's IFS Green Budget.
We are delighted to have produced this year's Green Budget in collaboration with Barclays Capital and Barclays Wealth. We are very grateful to them for their support and for the chapters they have contributed. We are also grateful to the Economic and Social Research Council for supporting much of the day-to-day research at IFS that underpins the analysis in this volume.
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Those born in the '60s and '70s likely to be no better off in retirement than their predecessors-unless they inherit
Inherited wealth looks like the only major factor that could act to make individuals born in the 1960s and 1970s better off in retirement than their predecessors, on average.
Independent Scotland would face tougher long-run fiscal challenge than the UK as a whole
An independent Scotland would require a significant cut in spending or increase in taxes, over and above that already announced by the UK government, in order to put their long-term public finances onto a sustainable footing.
Since 2008 food spending fails to keep pace with rising food prices and nutritional quality of calories falls / Long term decline in calorie purchases despite increase in calories from eating out, snacks and soft drinks
These are the key headlines from two new pieces of research published by the Institute for Fiscal Studies and due to be presented today as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science.