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Income distribution, poverty and inequality.
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Analysing government fiscal forecasts and tax and spending.
Analysis of the fiscal choices an independent Scotland would face.
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Reforming the tax system for the 21st century.
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Type: IFS Press Releases
Related report: IFS Green Budget: February 2013
The IFS Green Budget, funded by the Nuffield Foundation, is published today. Main findings include:
• On current plans public service spending in “unprotected” Whitehall departments could fall by a third between 2010–11 and 2017–18• If departments continue with trajectories implied by current plans public sector employment will have fallen by 1.2 million by 2017–18 • But within the current parliament the Chancellor has chosen not to cut spending or raise taxes further to offset much higher borrowing resulting from a weaker economy. As a result borrowing is forecast to be £64 billion higher in 2014–15 than he originally hoped.
Presentations from the event:
Global and UK economic outlook
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