Regulating the regulators: The power and legitimacy of the central bankers directing our economy

Tuesday 22 May 2018

Public Finances and the Economy

Book launch for Unelected Power by Paul Tucker Central bankers have played a key role in directing economies across the world since the financial crisis. From the slashing of interest rates, to the introduction of Quantitative Easing and major reforms to who can get a mortgage, the decisions of central Banks profoundly affect people’s living … Continued

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Due an upgrade? What to expect in the Spring Statement

Thursday 8 March 2018

Public Finances and the Economy

The Office for Budget Responsibility delivered the mother of all forecast downgrades in the Autumn Budget last November, revising borrowing up £91bn and annual pay down £1,000. Four months on, and with the Treasury promising a quickfire Spring Statement, the focus will be on whether the latest OBR economic outlook makes more positive reading. Could … Continued

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Indian Summer or Winter Chill: What’s in store for the Autumn Budget?

Monday 13 November 2017

Public Finances and the Economy

The Chancellor is under pressure to deliver a bold Autumn Budget that deals with the big challenges that Britain faces – at home, as well as in Europe. What is the economic backdrop to the Autumn Budget, and how might it affect the Chancellor’s financial wriggle room? From the living standards squeeze and concerns about … Continued

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Between a rock and a hard place: 10 years on from Northern Rock

Wednesday 13 September 2017

Public Finances and the Economy

Discussion with former Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling Ten years to the day that the financial crisis reached Britain with the news that Northern Rock had requested, and the Bank of England had granted, emergency financial support, the Resolution Foundation is convening key decision makers to reflect on the seismic events that followed and … Continued

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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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