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Today’s spending review is principally about departmental allocations for 2015/16; the financial year beginning shortly before the expected date of the 2015 general election. However, much of the political manoeuvring ahead of the speech has concerned annually managed expenditure, so-called … Continue reading

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The government has had a long time to get its social care reforms right. So it is curious, to say the least, that it has managed to produce a reform package that has been criticised from almost every quarter. Pensioner … Continue reading

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Benedict Brogan and other journalists have been briefed that the government will push Dilnot off into the “medium length grass”. What’s Number 10′s concern?

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In his press conference earlier today, Ed Miliband offered cross-party talks and co-operation on the future of social care. This is smart politics. It looks mature and non-partisan on an issue of major public concern, in sharp contrast to the … Continue reading

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Tony Dolphin, senior economist at IPPR, has spotted something interesting in the latest labour market statistics: 43 per cent of the increase in employment over the last year, and 25 per cent of the record increase in the last quarter, … Continue reading

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