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Third of Britons plan to cut back on spending in 2012

Third of Britons plan to cut back on spending in 2012

The number of Britons planning to cut back spending has risen significantly since October with a third now saying they are reigning in the cash, according to a new survey.

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'Working women: the main factor in higher living standards'

'Working women: the main factor in higher living standards'

The rise of working women has been a critical factor in raising the living standards of low to middle income households in the last 40 years, according to new research carried out by the Institute for Fiscal Studies for the Resolution Foundation.…

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Women hit over twice as hard as men by autumn statement, says Labour

New House of Commons research figures show that the changes to direct tax and pay in the Autumn Statement hit women more than twice as hard as men, according to Labour.

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Below inflation rise in some tax credits

Below inflation rise in some tax credits

Only the disability and child element of tax credits are to rise in line with inflation next year, with other elements of working families tax credits rising below inflation, the Chancellor announced in today's autumn statement.…

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Campaigners warn of impact of tax credit freeze

Groups representing parents have warned that any cuts in working tax credits in tomorrow's autumn statement will increase child poverty.

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