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A twin-track differentiation policy

Here’s my take on yesterday’s speech by Nick Clegg, along with some further analysis from the IFS’s Paul Johnson and Conservative MP Robert Halpern, all via the World at One:

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Making work pay – how taxes should work better for the ‘squeezed middle’

The Resolution Foundation helped give birth to the phrase ‘squeezed middle’: that group of low-income individuals and families just above the threshold to qualify for most welfare help, but only just able to make ends meet, and always in danger of slipping back into poverty.

Today they’ve published a report written by Paul Johnson, Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, identifying key reforms that could allow the tax and welfare system to redistribute more efficiently. Here’s the summary-of-the-summary:

Simply making the current system more generous to those on low incomes will not be sustainable in the long run. Reforms to

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  • User AvatarCaron Lindsay 31st Jul - 8:12pm
    LJP, a couple of years ago.
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    Matthew, I'm not going to dignify your "magic money tree" comment with a proper response. Don't patronise me.
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    Hi people. I'll just respond to a few points. It wasn't simply Caron that made me feel I had to go, it was because I...
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    Cllr David Beckett this stupidity will not solve the housing crisis caused by 30 odd years of governments ignoring it, Allowing Landlords to profit with...
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