Magazine article Public Finance

In Brief

Magazine article Public Finance

In Brief

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* Immigrants contribute relatively more to the public purse than their British-born counterparts, according to a centre-Left think-tank. The Institute for Public Policy Research found that total revenue from immigrants grew from £33.8bn in 1999/2000 to £41.2bn in 2003/04 - a 22% increase, compared with 6% for native Brits.

* Offenders whose sentences are split between prison and the community will be able to vote in the general election on May 5. The decision will affect 40 offenders and is thought to be the first time that criminals serving their sentence have been granted a vote.

* Scotland has experienced its largest rise in population since reliable records were first kept in 1952, according to the latest figures. There were 5,078,400 people living in Scotland in June 2004 - an increase of 21,000 on the previous year. …

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