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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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Parties trade barbs as IFS say none provide budget details

The economy remains one of people's principle concerns in the upcoming election and an independent think-tank the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) said voters are not being well served by the parties.

The IFS said published spending plans had left people "somewhat in the dark."

The analysis came as Labour accused the Conservatives of planning the biggest cuts since the war and the Tories saying Labour, in alliance with the SNP, would leave everyone worse off.

ITV News Deputy Political Editor Chris Ship reports.

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