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Campaigners set out proposals for a better deal for low-income taxpayers
Academy of Medical Sciences

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Figures for public sector unemployment had been higher
OBR ‘revised unemployment downwards just before Budget’

By staff The newly-formed Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) is facing serious questions about its independence after it emerged it downgraded its unemployment forecasts just before the Budget. The office, which was formed by chancellor George Osborne to free forecasts from any sense of political interference, reduced the total by 175,000 after making methodological… Read more »

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Craig Berry is a former policy advisor at HM Treasury
Comment: The OBR mask is crumbling

Sir Alan Budd’s departure sheds light on the fake independence of the Office of Budget Responsibility (OBR). By Craig Berry It emerged this week the OBR head has left after only three months in his post. The government claims Budd was only ever a short-term appointment – but if so, why is there no successor… Read more »