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Why a planned public sector pay freeze means there’s trouble ahead

Independent Premium / Politics explained

Making public spending cuts now risks the economy; cutting later risks the government’s political survival. Sean O’Grady explains why the government cannot win

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iven the damage that the Covid crisis has inflicted on the economy and the public finances, and the prospective hit to come from Brexit, it is not so surprising that the chancellor will take the opportunity of the spending review next week to indicate how he will start the long…

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