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IFS: Electorate 'left in the dark' by political parties

None of the top political parties has provided "anything like full details" on plans to cut the deficit in the next Parliament, the Institute for Fiscal Studies has said.

The IFS said the electorate had been left "somewhat in the dark" over the size and scale of cuts planned by the Tories, Labour, Liberal Democrats and SNP.

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Government borrowing down £11.1bn on last year

The government borrowed £7.4 billion in March 2015, a drop of £0.4bn compared to the previous year according to Office for National Statistics figures.

Over the year borrowing was down £11.1 billion.

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