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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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Would you rather? Further increases in the state pension age v abandoning the triple lock

| Observations

On Tuesday afternoon MPs in the House of Commons will debate the recent report by the Work and Pensions Select Committee on “intergenerational fairness”. This argued that triple lock indexation of the state pension should not continue beyond 2020 and pointed out that, for a given amount of spending on the state pension, there is a trade-off between the level of the state pension and the state pension age. This observation uses projections from the Office for Budget Responsibility to quantify this trade-off.

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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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