IFS report describing Budget as regressive slammed by Nick Clegg

A report by the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS) suggesting that the poorest families in Britain have been hit hardest by the Budget has been criticised by the deputy Prime Minister. Nick Clegg said the findings published by the IFS do not include the things the government is planning to do to get "people off benefits and into work". He added: "If you just look at who is receiving benefits then in a sense you don't ask the most important question of all, which is how you can relieve poverty and make Britain fairer by getting people off benefits and into work".