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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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).
Budget 2013: IFS says borrowing in 2014 will be 70bn more than hoped in 2010.
If the coalition is to meet its spending targets it will have to make further cuts to departmental budgets.
The Institute for Fiscal Studies have said today’s public sector finance figures will result in a feeling of “déjà vu” for the chancellor.
The NHS, which David Cameron promised was “safe in my hands”, faces a budget squeeze unparallelled in more than half a century.
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.
Nigel Stanley assess the IFS’ green budget report, and finds that they are understating the effect of pension changes.
Alex Hern reports on Ed Balls’s active background role in today’s Prime Minister’s Questions, and his canny prepared graph.