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Economics

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Austerity fatigue sets in

Geoff Riley

17th July 2017

Ed Conway from Sky asks "how do you solve a problem like austerity?"

We have now had seven years of austerity with local councils in particular bearing the brunt of cutbacks in state funding which are hitting day-to-day front line services. But what does ending fiscal austerity actually mean? Conway argues that any austerity raises more questions than it answers but that public opinion does appearing to be shifting towards an increase in government spending even if it means the majority of people paying some extra in taxes. 

Here are some suggestions for wider reading as the austerity debate reaches a critical moment in the aftermath of the June 2017 General Election

Geoff Riley

Geoff Riley FRSA has been teaching Economics for over thirty years. He has over twenty years experience as Head of Economics at leading schools. He writes extensively and is a contributor and presenter on CPD conferences in the UK and overseas.

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