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David Cameron Says Austerity Should Have Been Deeper And Faster. The Facts Say Different

NEF CEO Miatta Fahnbulleh for Huffington Post

The UK population is still poorer than it was in 2008

New analysis by the New Economics Foundation shows average living standards are still £128 per year lower than a decade ago

GDP per head today is still £128 below 2008 levels

Official GDP per head is demonstrably failing to reflect the true lived experience in the economy

Austerity and Brexit

Miatta Fahnbulleh on BBC 2 Politics Live

How could a reduction in working time benefit our economy?

Alfie Stirling on talkRADIO

Workers have seen increases in leisure time stall since the 1980s despite productivity growth

Had pre-1980 trend in rising leisure time continued, UK workers would be working half a day less than they do today

The time we’re owed

The shorter working week is a matter of social justice

UK workers could be owed a significant holiday

Increases in leisure time have decoupled from productivity increases

Councils in Crisis

Local Government austerity 2009/10 - 2024/25

It will take up to 11 years for the Government to reverse austerity

New NEF analysis shows that it will take between one and two parliaments to reverse austerity completely at current rate

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