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Resolution Foundation says levy now resembles much maligned poll tax and should be replaced with more progressive system.
British workers receive just 29% of their previous earnings, although private pensions bring figure up to near average.
Rise in personal tax allowance benefits higher ratepayers by £340 a year with basic rate band £70 better off and universal credit recipients better by just 50p per week.
Centre for Social Justice urges chancellor to row back on manifesto pledge to reduce income tax and invest in benefits instead.
Analysis for the Guardian finds changes due on 6 April will also wipe thousands off payments for bereaved families.
Wealthy get 80% of rewards from tax and welfare changes introduced by George Osborne that begin to come into effect this week.
Chancellor performs U-turn on much-criticised budget tax grab, accepting that it breached wording of Tory manifesto.
Study finds self-employed single parent of two on £10,000 faces losing thousands due to rise in NICs and cuts to universal credit.
Employers using zero-hours contracts and low-paid self-employment to escape paying tax and national insurance, TUC report warns.
Chancellor should use first autumn statement to shield those on low incomes from Brexit impact, says thinktank.
One in eight people using new pension freedoms have being caught out by unexpected taxes and cuts to benefits, says Citizens Advice.
Theresa May's voting record will undoubtedly leave many people worried about what the future may hold.
Split seen in EU referendum will worsen as cash redistributed to the old, independent analysis finds.
Shadow chancellor says the concept of an unconditional payment to all could prepare country for robotisation of the workforce.
Flagship benefit reform has been watered down so much that it risks failing to achieve its original purpose, warns Resolution thinktank.
Treasury committee grills chancellor about how he will fill hole in budget caused by ditching reduction in disability payments.
BBC Newsnight questions Education Secretary Nicky Morgan on how IFS data shows the poorest are bearing the brunt of Tory tax and benefit changes.
Shadow work and pensions secretary Owen Smith says scheme fails to compensate for cuts made elsewhere.
Chancellor urged by Labour and Lib Dems to give priority in his budget to low earners and use spare money to offset welfare cuts.
Figures obtained by Guardian after six-month battle show only 84,000 EU migrant families claiming tax credits have lived in the UK for four years or less.
Chancellor to spell out how axe will fall on Whitehall budgets that were not protected in election manifesto pledge.
Stephen McPartland, writing in the Observer, is leading a rebellion urging George Osborne to drop proposals.
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