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Budgets and fiscal events


The UK’s major fiscal events – Budgets, Spring Statements and Spending Reviews – provide the Chancellor with an opportunity to shape Britain’s political economy through major policy announcements. Our work focuses on the policies under consideration in the run-up to fiscal events, and what policy decisions and the latest economic outlook (published by the Office for Budget Responsibility) mean for the state of Britain, and household living standards.

Contacts

James Smith

James Smith

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

Adam Corlett

Senior Economic Analyst
T: 020 3372 2983
E: adam.corlett@resolutionfoundation.org
Publications

Spring Budget 2020 response

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Britain’s new Chancellor gave the country a big Budget, combining a larger-than-expected response to coronavirus with a resetting of the Government and Conservative party’s approach to managing the public finances.…
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Comment

Coronavirus and the benefits system: What support is available?

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With the continuing increase in coronavirus cases, much of the current debate has rightly focused on Statutory Sick Pay (SSP). The Government’s announcement to extend SSP to day one of…
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Publications

Euston, we have a problem

Is Britain ready for an infrastructure revolution?

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The centrepiece of the new government’s first Budget is expected to be an ‘infrastructure revolution’ – spending at least an additional £100 billion over the next five years on public…
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Publications

The trillion-pound question

Spring Budget 2020 and the tension between higher spending, low taxes and fiscal credibility

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This report focuses on the big choice that the Chancellor will have to make this year, across two Budgets and the Spending Review, over the balance between day-to-day (current) spending,…
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Publications

The Macroeconomic Policy Outlook Q1 2020

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This is the first of a new series of Macro Policy Outlooks (MPOs) from the Resolution Foundation’s Macroeconomic Policy Unit, providing a policy-focused take on the economy. In this edition…
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Events

Blowing the Budget?

The Resolution Foundation's pre-Budget report

The first Budget of a new parliament is always important as it frames the government’s economic agenda for the rest of the term. And the upcoming Budget is set to…
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Publications

Rewriting the rules

Assessing Conservative and Labour’s new fiscal frameworks

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Fiscal rules are technical frameworks only ever focused on by a tiny fraction of the population. But they are important for government’s running of our public finances, and for having…
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