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Public Spending


The amount the government brings in and spends matters for both the size of the state and the spending envelope within which policy can be made. Our work considers trends in public spending, and what these mean for the size and shape of the state.

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Daniel Tomlinson

Research and Policy Analyst
T: 0203 372 2966
E: daniel.tomlinson@resolutionfoundation.org
James Smith

James Smith

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

Nationally insured?

Analysing the Government’s tax-raising plan to fund health and social care

Having promised a plan to reform social care and to not raise National Insurance in the 2019 General Election Manifesto, the Government has delivered on one promise, and broken the…
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To govern is to choose

The choices facing the Chancellor this autumn

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The Chancellor has not had a quiet introduction to national policy making: overseeing 17 major fiscal announcements in as many months. This summer provided the first lull, driven by the…
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Events

The Chancellor’s Autumn crunch

Assessing the key economic decisions to come

Since his surprise promotion in March 2020, Rishi Sunak has spent his first 18 months as Chancellor in full Covid crisis mode. But as the worst of the crisis appears…
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The 12-month stretch

Where the Government has delivered – and where it has failed – during the Covid-19 crisis

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This note explores the big picture of how policy makers have responded to the pandemic over the past 12 months, taking a step back to explore what they have done,…
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The corona crisis

The economic impact of COVID-19

The coronavirus public health crisis has quickly turned into an economic crisis. The necessary social distancing measures have closed down huge swathes of the UK economy, while the Government has…
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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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