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The truth about the Tories’ cuts budget - the poorest lose the most

Issue No. 2208

Graph comparing cuts as proportion of household income to household income by percentage of population. Shows the poor are much harder hit.

Graph comparing cuts as proportion of household income to household income by percentage of population. Shows the poor are much harder hit.


The budget is even worse than many analysts suggest! Landman Economics and the Fabian Society, have produced a model for the TUC and Unison over the last few months which shows how public spending affects different households and income groups.

Don’t Forget the Spending Cuts! is the first study based on the model and it reveals just how the budget hits the poor once you factor in the spending cuts – which both the Treasury and Institute for Fiscal Studies analysis left out. It shows how much the cuts in public services will hit the poorest.


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Tue 29 Jun 2010, 18:49 BST
Issue No. 2208
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