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Wednesday, 6 February 2013
1.2 million jobs to go in Public sector by 2018.
on services like police, defence, transport and justice could be cut by
a third by 2017/18 under Government spending plans, a report warned.
The plans suggest 1.2
million job losses in the public sector by that date, 300,000 more than
predicted by the Government's official forecasters, according to the
Green Budget published by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS).
The respected economic think-tank said Chancellor George Osborne's
failure to hit deficit reduction targets means tax rises or
"substantial" additional cuts in welfare benefits are likely after the
2015 general election to avoid "hard to contemplate" cuts in Whitehall
The fiscal position may force the Chancellor to raid pensioner
benefits, the NHS, schools or overseas aid, hitherto protected from
cuts, said the report.
The IFS said: "Over the last 30 years, tax rises announced in the year
after a general election have averaged £7.5 billion. Considering this
trend, and in the context of the current fiscal situation, further tax
rises following the next election would not be surprising."
Mr Osborne is due to borrow £64 billion more than he planned by 2015,
due to the poor performance of the economy, and borrowing is likely to
be higher this year than in 2012, the IFS found.
With the public finances failing to come into balance as quickly as Mr
Osborne had hoped, IFS director Paul Johnson questioned whether the
Chancellor can continue to shield the NHS, schools and overseas aid from
The Government said it will continue to protect these three areas from
cuts in the spending review for 2015/16, now being negotiated but Mr
Johnson said extending protection further would mean spending on other
departments - like the Home Office, Defence and Environment - falling by
a third by 2017/18.
If the budget for defence equipment was protected, as Prime Minister
David Cameron has suggested, that figure would rise to 35%.
Whitehall departments have so far relied heavily on job losses to meet
the Chancellor's austerity demands, and if they continued to do so at
the same rate, 1.2 million public sector jobs could go by 2017/18,
compared with the 900,000 forecast by the Office for Budget
Responsibility, said the IFS.
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Gosh. What do i write here? Live in Lewisham active fighting poverty and injustice, leading fight to EUHR against Atos and this Gov for treatment of the sick. Passionate about animals and our movement People Before Profit, possible the most important political movement in modern times and set for political breaktrough in 2014. Former Director of a multi award winning Social Enterprise and founder of the UK largest Independent food bank We Care with 3 books Writtern, Food Bank Britain. Barbara Raymond. and DEPTFORD a local history and radicle walk . Resigned as Director of National Landlords body Residential Landlords Association a very good trade body of which i was proud of my work and having been advisor on Housing policy to both Conservative and labour Governments.
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