Magazine article Public Finance

Pf Blogs Budget Views

Magazine article Public Finance

Pf Blogs Budget Views

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Professor of government and public administration, University of Manchester Business School

'The chancellor has taken money away from welfare recipients, pensioners and public services to transfer it to a small number of taxpayers at the top of the scale.'


Deputy editorial director, Institute of Economic Affairs

'The cut in income tax was a welcome victory for economic logic, but there were other measures that are likely to do significant damage. The hikes in stamp duty for properties worth over £2m send out a very negative message for wealthy individuals.'


Senior economist, Institute for Public Policy Research

'If the chancellor had been willing to relax his deficit reduction plan, he could have boosted demand directly by increasing government spending or by introducing net tax cuts. …

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