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Northern Ireland to be hit more than average by tax and benefit changes

James Browne
Press release

A series of changes to the tax and benefit system, announced both by the last government and the current one, is being implemented across the UK between January 2011 and April 2014. Some of these changes involve increases in tax payments, particularly affecting those on higher incomes. Some will reduce benefit entitlements. Their impact on the regions of the UK will depend on the incomes of the regions' residents and the degree of their dependence on benefits.

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Briefing note
Immediately following the Spending Review of 20th October, the IFS updated its analysis of the distributional impact of tax and benefit reforms to be introduced between 2010-11 and 2014-15, taking into account the effects of the reforms announced in the Spending Review.2 This did not substantially ...