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SPCC Working Paper
The Coalition's Record on Cash Transfers, Poverty and Inequality 2010-2015
John Hills
January 2015
Paper No' SPCCWP11:
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Tags: social policy; benefits; distributions of economic outcomes; income poverty; tax and benefit policy; wealth inequality

Presenting his 2010 spending review, George Osborne, the Chancellor, insisted that 'those with the broadest shoulders should bear the greatest burden'. How did the Coalition's benefit and direct tax policies affect the distribution of incomes, inequality and poverty?