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"Betting on no-deal now", writes Isabel Stockton in the New Statesman, "is not only a short-term risk, but a gamble on the relationship between growth and interest rates remaining favourable 30, 40 or 50 years into the future."
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Setting supposedly binding fiscal rules, missing them, abandoning them and replacing them with something new has become something of a habit.
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In the long term the only sustainable response to a smaller economy is to spend less on public services or tax more to support them.
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BBC News website article on the minimum wage
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But running through some of the major policies announced at Labour party conference "is a belief that if the government wills it, it will happen — and without causing other problems."
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The era of many retiring in their early sixties on a decent pension will soon be over, and is already over for increasing numbers. Low interest rates are mostly to blame.
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The rest of the country may be getting a little worked up about the prorogation of parliament, but it’s another breach with precedent that is worrying me, getting only one week’s notice of the date of the spending review. It will happen on Wednesday, a date announced only last week.
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IFS researcher Jonathan Cribb worked alongside historian Claire Langhamer, personal finance expert Sharon Collard and the BBC to analyse the shift in wages, house prices and property ownership over time.
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Frozen thresholds in our tax system "are effectively hidden annual tax rises", writes Paul Johnson. These add up over time "and result in often-hidden changes to the nature of the tax system."
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Our new PM and Chancellor have pledged big spending increases before they know the shape and cost of Brexit. "We really should be consigning austerity to history, but we are in danger of talking our way into another dose of it", writes Paul Johnson.