In February 2021, the Independent Review of Adult Social Care in Scotland published its final report. This briefing sets out the key aspects of the consultation and highlights some of the potential implications for local government and other public services.
Measuring and defining relative poverty is a contentious issue. This briefing looks at the levels and rates of poverty in the UK and includes historical trends and forecasts for future years. The primary focus defines poverty in terms of disposable household income.
On 23 November Chancellor Phillip Hammond delivered the new Government’s Autumn Statement. This briefing deals mostly with the revisions to the fiscal targets and the economic outlook. There is a brief commentary on other announcements, including those for additional capital spending, and on housing, welfare, and devolution.
This briefing deals with the budget’s key announcements in Budget 2017, particularly with the Economic and Fiscal Outlook report produced by the OBR, and the additional finding for social care.
On 23 November Chancellor Phillip Hammond delivered the new Government’s Autumn Statement. This briefing deals mostly with the revisions to the fiscal targets and the economic outlook. There is a brief commentary on other announcements, including Scottish Cities Deals, additional capital spending, housing, and welfare.
The IFS produces a Green Budget every year in the weeks running up to the Budget, which this year will be 8 March. Issues covered include the economic and fiscal outlook, health and social care spending, incapacity and disability benefits, and the Apprenticeship Levy.
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This briefing updates information provided in 2020 briefings (see related briefings) on the main sources of statistics on the Covid epidemic. The focus is on data available on a UK-wide basis, but as before, more localised data sources are signposted.