Budget fails to address skills shortage opposition warns of austerity Read more
While spending has risen, in real terms per head, per child and per family as a proportion of GDP, public debt has fallen over the same period, although in some ways it has doubled from about 120% of gross domestic product in the 1970s to 175% today.
The gap between the rich and the poor is growing faster among Britons than among other developed countries, the poll found.
The survey found Britons were twice as likely as Americans or Swiss citizens to say they were poor. By one measure, one in three Americans and one in four Canadians said their income was below the national average, compared with two in five in Britain.
In contrast, British people are more likely than Britons in France, Italy, Germany and the Netherlands, or those living outside the top 10% of income earners in the OECD countries, to say that they were poor.
The public’s dissatisfaction with income is widespread: nearly half (46%) of Britons say they are unhappy about it, compared with 41% of Americans, 47% of Germans and 48% of French.
The poll showed that Br더킹카지노itons would find it more difficult to work if they knew they would earn less money in retirement. More than a third (36%) said their retirement savings would be harmed to the point where they might give up working altogether.
The survey also found that the public was less enthusiastic about investment decisions by individuals than they had been, suggesting that pe바카라ople now are more inclined to spend what they get and spend where they like.
Overall, 44% of Britons believe that the government should reduce taxes, compared with 51% in April, and 37% believe they should cut public spending. However, this increase since April is larger than the drop seen at the start of this parliament when the Tories were in power.
The lates바카라사이트t figures show that, according to the latest Labour government’s «reforms, not cuts» policy, the government has cut public spending by £1.1tn since 2010 while the deficit has risen from 4.2% of GDP to 5.2%.
While the Tories won back the majority government in 2014, with a promise to deliver a «better, fairer and more prosperous Britain», there were signs of political infighting as shadow chancellor John McDonnell’s Labour party came a close second to the Conservatives.