Radicalism not rabbits? How should the Chancellor approach his last ever Spring Budget

Tuesday 28 February 2017

Public Finances and the Economy

The Chancellor is approaching his first, and last, Spring Budget with little having changed in the three months since his Autumn Statement. What the Chancellor says may take precedence over what the Office for Budget Responsibility forecasts – a rare event in recent years. Should the Chancellor use the relatively stable outlook to deliver a … Continued

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Reflections on the Budget

Thursday 20 March 2014

Public Finances and the Economy

At this private roundtable held the morning after the Budget, Jonathan Portes – Director of the National Institute of Economic and Social Research – analysed some of the Budget’s key announcements and implications. His presentation was followed by short responses from Vicky Pryce (Economist and business consultant ), Professor Tony Travers (LSE) and Ben Page (chief executive of Ipsos … Continued

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Reflections on the Autumn Statement

Friday 6 December 2013

Public Finances and the Economy

At this private roundtable held the morning after the Autumn Statement, Robert Chote – Chairman of the Office for Budget Responsibility – set out the OBR’s thinking behind the Economic and fiscal outlook. His presentation was followed by short responses from RIchard Lloyd (Executive Director, Which?), Professor Alison Wolf (King’s College, London) and Peter Kellner … Continued

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Reflections on the Spending Review – with Sharon White

Thursday 27 June 2013

Public Finances and the Economy

At this private roundtable held the morning after the Spending Review, Sharon White – Director General at HM Treasury – set out some of the thinking behind the review. Her presentation was followed by short responses from Professor Sir John Hills (LSE), Ian Mulheirn (chief executive of the Social Market Foundation), Joe Twyman (YouGov) and by a general discussion around … Continued

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Reflections on the Budget

Thursday 21 March 2013

Public Finances and the Economy

At this private roundtable held the morning after the Budget, John Hawksworth – Head of Macroeconomics at pwc – analysed some of the Budget’s key announcements and implications. Also giving responses at the event were Peter Kellner (President of YouGov), Vidhya Alakeson (Deputy Chief Executive of the Resolution Foundation) and Jonathan Portes, Director of NIESR.  These were followed … Continued

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