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Budget: UK on track for ‘disastrous decade’ of income stagnation

Taxes as a share of GDP are on track to reach a 70-year high but public services are being cut, says thinktank

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The UK remains on track for a “disastrous decade” of stagnant incomes and high taxes, despite cuts to public services, the Resolution Foundation said in its analysis of the budget on Wednesday.

The thinktank, whose stated aim is to improve the standard of living for low- and middle-income families, said typical household disposable incomes were on track to be lower by the end of the forecast in 2027-28 than they were before the pandemic, when inflation is taken into account.

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