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According to the IFS, people really are worse off under the Tories

Despite the sort of spin that we saw last Friday, people really are worse off under the Tories.

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There’s something badly wrong with our welfare system

Today’s figures should open up debate on how to reform the current system of tax credits and benefits. What is clear is that more needs to be done to address the growing number of people who are actively contributing to society but yet are finding it increasingly difficult just to get by.

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Poorest will be hardest hit by downturn due to welfare reforms

The poor will be the hardest hit in the long-term by the economic downturn as a result of the government’s changes to the benefits system, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS).

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Budget 2013: IFS says borrowing in 2014 will be 70bn more than hoped in 2010

Budget 2013: IFS says borrowing in 2014 will be 70bn more than hoped in 2010.

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More spending cuts on the way if coalition is to meet savings targets

If the coalition is to meet its spending targets it will have to make further cuts to departmental budgets.

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IFS: Borrowing figures “an unpleasant feeling of déjà vu for Osborne”

The Institute for Fiscal Studies have said today’s public sector finance figures will result in a feeling of “déjà vu” for the chancellor.

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IFS: Free school meals for all increased attainment in disadvantaged areas

A study by the Institute for Fiscal Studies has revealed that offering universal free school meals increased attainment in primary schools in disadvantaged areas.

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IFS: NHS budget squeeze set to last “at least a decade”

The NHS, which David Cameron promised was “safe in my hands”, faces a budget squeeze unparallelled in more than half a century.

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Budget 2012: The IFS’s devastating picture that shows we’re not all in it together

Will Straw reports on the IFS’s budget analysis, which shows the richest 10% have done better under this government than the poorest 40 per cent.

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The IFS is feeding the trolls what they want to hear on pensions

Nigel Stanley assess the IFS’ green budget report, and finds that they are understating the effect of pension changes.

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