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The newly created independent Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) has published its first set of official forecasts for the economy and the public finances. It argues that the economy's growth prospects are weaker than the last government claimed, and that bigger spending cuts and tax increases will be required over the coming years than Labour's final Budget suggested.Here are some initial thoughts from Robert Chote, Rowena Crawford, Carl Emmerson and Gemma Tetlow on some of the issues raised by the report.
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New study recommends test scores should be age adjusted to ensure fair comparisons
New research published today provides fresh evidence on the extent to which their month of birth continues to affect individuals throughout their lives.
Public finance bulletin: April 2013
IFS analysis of this month's public finance figures.