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The three trade-offs facing a chancellor

In 2013 the Fabian Commission on Future Spending Choices set out its proposals for the 2015 spending review. The commission identified three trade-offs which any chancellor must face – the balance between the present and the future; between tax and...

Baby boomers are not selfish - policymakers should help them give more

Hogging houses. Avoiding the chancellor’s axe. Beneficiaries of generous pensions and healthcare from government. This is the stereotype of a babyboomer, today’s 50 and 60-somethings who have become the new bankers: lambasted for their apparent selfishness.

The babyboomers have indeed been...

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