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Budget 2014: Measures on investment and productivity poorly targeted

Angelo Evangelou

19 March 2014

Commenting on today's Budget, Ian Brinkley, chief economist at The Work Foundation, said: 

“The Chancellor identified many of the key priorities around exports, investment and savings. The additional monies and announcement of degree-level apprenticeships was very welcome. But many of the measures to boost investment and productivity and create a more resilient economy were poorly targeted. More could have also been done to help the most disadvantaged groups in in the labour market who aren’t benefitting from the economic recovery.”

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Notes to editors

1. Ian Brinkley, chief economist, Geraint Johnes, director and Charles Levy, senior economist are all available for interviews, briefings, analysis, and written comment.
2. The Work Foundation aims to be the leading independent, international authority on work and its future, influencing policy and practice for the benefit of society. The Work Foundation is part of Lancaster University – an alliance that enables both organisations to further enhance their impact. 


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