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Analysis of public finance figures

The IFS receives support from the ESRC to respond to developments in the public finances throughout the year. This includes immediate responses to released public finance statistics and more extended analysis of public finance trends. The aim is to improve the quality of debate on the public finances by complimenting analysis from elsewhere, including city economists and the Office for Budget Responsibility, based on the IFS's long standing expertise in this area.

The outputs supported by this funding are listed below.

Observation
Recent IFS work (joint with the Health Foundation) documented the considerable pressures on health and social care spending over the next fifteen years. In the near term, an announced funding settlement for the NHS covering the next few years may be on the horizon.
Observation
Tuesday’s Spring Statement may not contain any new policy measures, but it will contain the latest official economic and fiscal forecasts. These are likely to be for lower borrowing over the next five years than forecast in November. But that shouldn’t be great cause for celebration. The ...
Newspaper article
IFS Director Paul Johnson writes in The Times.
Observation
Following seven years of spending cuts following the financial crisis and associated record deficit, there is a growing call for the government to “end austerity”. Yet current plans imply more spending cuts as the government looks to reduce the deficit further. This observation – and an ...
Observation
On Tuesday afternoon MPs in the House of Commons will debate the recent report by the Work and Pensions Select Committee on “intergenerational fairness”. This argued that triple lock indexation of the state pension should not continue beyond 2020 and pointed out that, for a given amount of ...
Public finance press release
Today the Office for National Statistics and HM Treasury published Public Sector Finances January 2017. We now have details of central government receipts, central government spending, public sector net investment, borrowing and debt for the first ten months of financial year 2016−17.
Press release
In this Autumn Statement lower growth forecasts will push up forecast government borrowing and debt. By 2019–20 our central estimate is that, with no policy change, lower growth could result in tax revenues being £31 billion lower than forecast in the Budget. This might be offset by £6 billion ...
Briefing note
In this Autumn Statement lower growth forecasts will push up forecast government borrowing and debt. By 2019–20 our central estimate is that, with no policy change, lower growth could result in tax revenues being £31 billion lower than forecast in the Budget. This might be offset by £6 billion ...
Public finance press release
In this Autumn Statement lower growth forecasts will push up forecast government borrowing and debt. By 2019–20 our central estimate is that, with no policy change, lower growth could result in tax revenues being £31 billion lower than forecast in the Budget. This might be offset by £6 billion ...
Presentation
Presentation given at David Hume Institute seminar, King Khalid Building, Surgeon’s Hall, Edinburgh, 12 May 2016
Observation
The Scottish Government’s Government Expenditure and Revenue Scotland (GERS) estimates the overall levels of government revenues and spending in Scotland and the implicit budget deficit or surplus in the previous year. With a new version of GERS reporting figures for 2014-15 and new UK-wide ...
Public finance press release
Carl Emmerson, Thomas Pope and Gemma Tetlow
Today the Office for National Statistics and HM Treasury published Public Sector Finances January 2016. We now have details of central government receipts, central government spending, public sector net investment, borrowing and debt for the first ten months of financial year 2015−16.
Observation
As George Osborne prepares for next week’s combined Autumn Statement and Spending Review announcement, figures released today by the Office for National Statistics suggest that he is on course to slightly overshoot the latest official forecast for borrowing this year of £69.5 billion. To meet ...
Public finance press release
Today the Office for National Statistics and HM Treasury published Public Sector Finances July 2015. We now have details of central government receipts, central government spending, public sector net investment, borrowing and debt for the first four months of financial year 2015–16.
Public finance press release
Today the Office for National Statistics and HM Treasury published Public Sector Finances June 2015. We now have details of central government receipts, central government spending, public sector net investment, borrowing and debt for the first three months of financial year 2015–16.
Public finance press release
Today the Office for National Statistics and HM Treasury published Public Sector Finances May 2015. We now have details of central government receipts, central government spending, public sector net investment, borrowing and debt for the first two months of financial year 2015–16 and revised ...
Public finance press release
Soumaya Keynes
Today the Office for National Statistics and HM Treasury published Public Sector Finances April 2015. We now have details of central government receipts, central government spending, public sector net investment, borrowing and debt for the first month of financial year 2015–16 and revised ...
Public finance press release
Soumaya Keynes and Gemma Tetlow
Today the Office for National Statistics and HM Treasury published Public Sector Finances January 2015. We now have details of central government receipts, central government spending, public sector net investment, borrowing and debt for the first ten months of financial year 2014−15.
Public finance press release
Soumaya Keynes and Gemma Tetlow
Today the Office for National Statistics and HM Treasury published Public Sector Finances December 2014. We now have details of central government receipts, central government spending, public sector net investment, borrowing and debt for the first nine months of financial year 2014−15
Public finance press release
Carl Emmerson, Soumaya Keynes and Gemma Tetlow
Today the Office for National Statistics and HM Treasury published Public Sector Finances, October 2014. We now have details of central government receipts, central government spending, public sector net investment, borrowing and debt for the first seven months of the financial year 2014–15.
Public finance press release
Today the Office for National Statistics and HM Treasury published Public Sector Finances, September 2014. We now have details of central government receipts, central government spending, public sector net investment, borrowing and debt for the half of financial year 2014–15.
Public finance press release
Rowena Crawford, Soumaya Keynes and Gemma Tetlow
Today the Office for National Statistics and HM Treasury published Public Sector Finances, August 2014. We now have details of central government receipts, central government spending, public sector net investment, borrowing and debt for the first five months of financial year 2014–15.
Public finance press release
Soumaya Keynes and Gemma Tetlow
Today the Office for National Statistics and HM Treasury published Public Sector Finances July 2014. We now have details of central government receipts, central government spending, public sector net investment, borrowing and debt for the first four months of financial year 2014–15.
Public finance press release
Rowena Crawford and Gemma Tetlow
Today the Office for National Statistics and HM Treasury published Public Sector Finances June 2014. We now have details of central government receipts, central government spending, public sector net investment, borrowing and debt for the first three months of financial year 2014–15.
Public finance press release
Carl Emmerson and Soumaya Keynes
Today the Office for National Statistics and HM Treasury published Public Sector Finances May 2014. We now have details of central government receipts, central government spending, public sector net investment, borrowing and debt for the first two months of financial year 2014–15.
Public finance press release
Soumaya Keynes and Gemma Tetlow
IFS analysis of May's public finance figures.
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Rowena Crawford and Gemma Tetlow
IFS analysis of April's public finance figures.
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Rowena Crawford, Carl Emmerson and Soumaya Keynes
IFS analysis of March's public finance figures.
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Rowena Crawford, Soumaya Keynes and Gemma Tetlow
IFS analysis of January's public finance figures.
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Rowena Crawford, Soumaya Keynes and Gemma Tetlow
IFS analysis of December's public finance figures.
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Rowena Crawford, Carl Emmerson, Soumaya Keynes and Gemma Tetlow
IFS analysis of November's public finance figures.
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Rowena Crawford and Soumaya Keynes
IFS analysis of October's public finance figures.
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Rowena Crawford and Gemma Tetlow
IFS analysis of September's public finance figures.
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Rowena Crawford, Soumaya Keynes and Gemma Tetlow
IFS analysis of August's public finance figures.
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Rowena Crawford and Soumaya Keynes
IFS analysis of July's public finance figures.
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Rowena Crawford, Carl Emmerson and Gemma Tetlow
IFS analysis of June's public finance figures.
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Rowena Crawford, Carl Emmerson, Soumaya Keynes and Gemma Tetlow
IFS analysis of this month's public finance figures.
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IFS analysis of this month's public finance figures.
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IFS analysis of this month's public finance figures.
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Rowena Crawford, Carl Emmerson and Gemma Tetlow
IFS analysis of this month's public finance figures.
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Rowena Crawford and Gemma Tetlow
IFS analysis of this month's public finance figures.
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Rowena Crawford, Carl Emmerson and Gemma Tetlow
IFS analysis of this month's public finance figures.
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Rowena Crawford, Carl Emmerson and Gemma Tetlow
IFS analysis of this month's public finance figures.
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Rowena Crawford, Carl Emmerson and Gemma Tetlow
IFS analysis of this month's public finance figures.
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Rowena Crawford and Gemma Tetlow
IFS analysis of this month's public finance figures.
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Rowena Crawford, Carl Emmerson and Gemma Tetlow
IFS analysis of this month's public finance figures.
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Rowena Crawford and Gemma Tetlow
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Rowena Crawford and Gemma Tetlow
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Rowena Crawford, Carl Emmerson and Gemma Tetlow
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Carl Emmerson and Gemma Tetlow
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Rowena Crawford, Carl Emmerson and Gemma Tetlow
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Rowena Crawford, Carl Emmerson and Gemma Tetlow
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Rowena Crawford and Gemma Tetlow
Analysis of today's public finance numbers.
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Rowena Crawford, Carl Emmerson and Gemma Tetlow
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Rowena Crawford and Gemma Tetlow
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Rowena Crawford, Carl Emmerson and Gemma Tetlow
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Carl Emmerson and Gemma Tetlow
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Rowena Crawford and Gemma Tetlow
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Rowena Crawford, Carl Emmerson and Gemma Tetlow
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Rowena Crawford, Carl Emmerson and Gemma Tetlow
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Rowena Crawford, Carl Emmerson and Gemma Tetlow
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Rowena Crawford and Gemma Tetlow
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Rowena Crawford and Gemma Tetlow
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Rowena Crawford and Gemma Tetlow
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Robert Chote, Rowena Crawford and Gemma Tetlow
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Robert Chote, Rowena Crawford and Gemma Tetlow
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Robert Chote, Carl Emmerson and Gemma Tetlow
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Robert Chote, Rowena Crawford, Carl Emmerson and Gemma Tetlow
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Rowena Crawford, Carl Emmerson and Gemma Tetlow
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Robert Chote, Rowena Crawford, Carl Emmerson and Gemma Tetlow
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Robert Chote, Rowena Crawford, Carl Emmerson and Gemma Tetlow
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Robert Chote, Rowena Crawford, Carl Emmerson and Gemma Tetlow
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Robert Chote, Rowena Crawford, Carl Emmerson and Gemma Tetlow
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Robert Chote, Rowena Crawford, Carl Emmerson and Gemma Tetlow
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Robert Chote, Rowena Crawford, Carl Emmerson and Gemma Tetlow
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Rowena Crawford, Carl Emmerson and Gemma Tetlow
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Robert Chote, Rowena Crawford, Carl Emmerson and Gemma Tetlow
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Robert Chote, Rowena Crawford, Carl Emmerson and Gemma Tetlow
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Robert Chote, Rowena Crawford and Gemma Tetlow
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Robert Chote, Rowena Crawford, Carl Emmerson and Gemma Tetlow
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Robert Chote, Rowena Crawford, Carl Emmerson and Gemma Tetlow
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Robert Chote, Rowena Crawford, Carl Emmerson and Gemma Tetlow
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Robert Chote, Carl Emmerson and Gemma Tetlow
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Robert Chote, Carl Emmerson and Gemma Tetlow
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Robert Chote, Carl Emmerson and Gemma Tetlow
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Robert Chote, Carl Emmerson and Gemma Tetlow
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Robert Chote and Carl Emmerson
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Robert Chote, Carl Emmerson and Gemma Tetlow
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Carl Emmerson and Gemma Tetlow
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Robert Chote and Gemma Tetlow
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Robert Chote, Carl Emmerson and Gemma Tetlow
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Robert Chote, Carl Emmerson and Gemma Tetlow
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Robert Chote and Gemma Tetlow
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Robert Chote, Carl Emmerson and Gemma Tetlow
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Robert Chote, Carl Emmerson and Gemma Tetlow
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Robert Chote, Carl Emmerson and Gemma Tetlow
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Robert Chote and Carl Emmerson
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Robert Chote, Carl Emmerson and Gemma Tetlow
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Robert Chote, Carl Emmerson and Gemma Tetlow
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Robert Chote and Carl Emmerson
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Carl Emmerson and Gemma Tetlow
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Gemma Tetlow
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Robert Chote and Carl Emmerson
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Carl Emmerson and Gemma Tetlow
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Robert Chote, Carl Emmerson and Christine Frayne
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Carl Emmerson, Christine Frayne and Gemma Tetlow
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Carl Emmerson, Christine Frayne and Gemma Tetlow
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Carl Emmerson, Christine Frayne and Gemma Tetlow
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Carl Emmerson, Christine Frayne and Gemma Tetlow
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Carl Emmerson, Christine Frayne and Gemma Tetlow
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Carl Emmerson and Gemma Tetlow
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Robert Chote, Carl Emmerson and Christine Frayne
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Robert Chote, Carl Emmerson and Christine Frayne
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Robert Chote, Carl Emmerson and Christine Frayne
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Robert Chote, Carl Emmerson and Christine Frayne
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Robert Chote, Carl Emmerson and Christine Frayne
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Robert Chote, Carl Emmerson and Christine Frayne
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Robert Chote, Carl Emmerson and Christine Frayne
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Robert Chote and Carl Emmerson
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Robert Chote, Carl Emmerson and Christine Frayne
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Robert Chote, Carl Emmerson and Christine Frayne
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Robert Chote, Carl Emmerson and Christine Frayne
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Robert Chote, Carl Emmerson and Christine Frayne
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Robert Chote and Christine Frayne
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Robert Chote, Carl Emmerson and Christine Frayne
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Robert Chote, Carl Emmerson and Christine Frayne
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Robert Chote, Carl Emmerson and Christine Frayne
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Robert Chote, Carl Emmerson and Christine Frayne
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Robert Chote, Carl Emmerson and Christine Frayne
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Robert Chote, Carl Emmerson and Christine Frayne
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Robert Chote, Carl Emmerson and Christine Frayne
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Robert Chote, Carl Emmerson and Christine Frayne
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Robert Chote, Carl Emmerson and Christine Frayne
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Robert Chote, Carl Emmerson and Christine Frayne
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Robert Chote, Carl Emmerson and Christine Frayne
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Robert Chote, Carl Emmerson and Christine Frayne
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Robert Chote, Carl Emmerson and Christine Frayne
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Robert Chote, Carl Emmerson and Christine Frayne
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Robert Chote, Carl Emmerson and Christine Frayne
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Robert Chote, Carl Emmerson and Christine Frayne
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Robert Chote, Carl Emmerson and Christine Frayne
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Robert Chote, Carl Emmerson and Christine Frayne
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Robert Chote, Carl Emmerson and Christine Frayne
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Robert Chote, Carl Emmerson and Christine Frayne
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Robert Chote, Carl Emmerson and Christine Frayne
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Robert Chote, Carl Emmerson and Christine Frayne
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Robert Chote, Carl Emmerson and Christine Frayne
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Robert Chote, Carl Emmerson and Christine Frayne
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Robert Chote, Carl Emmerson and Christine Frayne