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Austerity in the UK: past, present and future

Van Reenen, John ORCID: 0000-0001-9153-2907 (2015) Austerity in the UK: past, present and future. British Politics and Policy at LSE (11 Mar 2015). Website.

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In this article, John Van Reenen looks at the UK’s economic performance since the global financial crisis and assesses the impact of austerity policies. He also examines the fiscal plans of the three major parties over the next Parliament, finding that, while all are currently planning for continued and severe austerity, the Conservatives’ plan would bring down the debt level more quickly but at the cost of lower investment, growth and employment.

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Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 3.0
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2017 12:28
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 19:56

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