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Economy and public finances


Our work explores the choices being taken by the government with regard to public finances and how these choices may affect different parts of the population, particularly those on low incomes.

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James Smith

James Smith

Research Director
T: 0203 372 2956
E: james.smith@resolutionfoundation.org

Mike

Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Economist
T: 0203 372 2956
E: mike.brewer@resolutionfoundation.org
Publications

Cap off

Understanding the April 2022 inflation release

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Inflation reached a 40-year high in April off the back of a sharp rise in energy bills and the highest food price inflation in a decade. These recent drivers of…
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Events

Chatting to Chancellors

Book launch for The Chancellors' Tales by Howard Davies, featuring former Chancellor George Osborne

Register to attend in person or receive access link for remote viewers. The nature of British economic policy, and the Treasury’s role in directing it, have ebbed and flowed over…
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Publications

Happy new tax year?

National Insurance and Income Tax changes in 2022

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The start of the new tax year brings with it one of Rishi Sunak’s major tax reforms: the rise in National Insurance, announced last September and linked to additional support…
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Publications

Inflation Nation

Putting Spring Statement 2022 in context

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This briefing note provides an assessment of the measures announced in the March 2022 Spring Statement.  The Chancellor approached this with the highest inflation in 40 years and the worst…
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Publications

Softening the blow

Looking ahead to Spring Statement 2022

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Faced with the highest inflation in at least three decades, the upcoming Spring Statement is bound to provide more support for households. But the precise set of choices – which…
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Events

Waiting for spring

Assessing the Chancellor’s Spring Statement

Britain entered 2022 with a recovery resilient to Omicron and tax revenues coming in billions higher than expected. But good news on the public finances has been matched by troubling…
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Event: waiting for Spring
Events

Bidenomics

Lessons for the UK

Speech by Jared Bernstein, Member of the Council for Economic Advisors under President Biden, with response by Shadow Chancellor Rachel Reeves Joe Biden came into office with an ambitious economic…
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