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Budget/FB: The Low-income Analysis

 
Kelly Sizer for the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group considers the 2009 Budget and Finance Bill measures from the perspective of people on low incomes
 
For those people struggling to make ends meet on a low income this year's Budget and Finance Bill contained few surprises and arguably little cause for cheer.
 
Of course some helpful measures were pre-announced in the Pre-Budget Report but concern remains over the extent to which changes will be effective. Some specific areas of concern are highlighted below.
Low-Income Families and Child Poverty
 
In its report on the 2009 Budget the Treasury Committee — whilst acknowledging the strain on public finances — expresses concern over the 'lack of...

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