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Chancellor Jeremy Hunt:  even in a crisis, don’t expect the government to play with a straight bat. Ian Davidson/Alamy

Autumn statement is highly political compared to research on ‘best’ ways to fix public finances

Cutting infrastructure spending and maintaining the pensions triple lock are among the questionable moves in Jeremy Hunt’s statement.
Kristalina Georgieva, the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, speaking in Senegal in 2019. Photo by Seyllou/AFP via Getty Images

When the IMF comes to town: why they visit and what to watch out for

The IMF sends its staff on two types of mission to member countries: to assess the state of the country’s macro economy or to assess the need for financial support.
Giving greater visibility to paralympic sports is only part of what is needed to make inclusivity a reality for all. HelloWorld Images | Alamy

London 2012’s legacy boosted Paralympic sport, but disabled people’s lives have worsened

Mega-events like the Olympics have the potential to start important conversations around societal change. But improving the lives of disabled people takes much more than that.
Over 90% of local authorities in England experienced more deaths than expected between 2010-11 and 2017-18. Alan Novelli/Alamy

Pre-COVID-19 death rates should be a warning for the UK government if it wants to build back better

Hundreds of thousands more people died between 2010-11 and 2017-18 than anticipated. Austerity could have something to do with it

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