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Most household debt looks manageable – but a quarter of very low-income households have high debt repayments or are behind on bills or repayments

| Press Release

In a new report published today, IFS researchers look at when and why debt has the potential to be a problem for households.

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Firms’ supply chains form an important part of UK-EU trade: what does this mean for future trade policy?

| Observations

We often think of exports and imports as things made in one country and consumed in another – I export cars to you and import socks you’ve made. In fact the majority of UK exports and imports are now made up of goods or services which are themselves inputs into production. I export engines to your car factory and import cotton to make into socks. This sort of trade is particularly important for understanding the UK’s trade with the EU. In this observation we look at the implications this has for the UK’s future trade policies.

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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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