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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

Senior Economist
T: 0203 372 2966
E: daniel.tomlinson@resolutionfoundation.org
James Smith

James Smith

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

The price is right?

The April 2022 energy price rise and the Government’s response

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The Government has opted for universalism and minimising the hit to the public purse in its response to the energy price rise yesterday. The announced measures take the sting out…
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Events

Pressure points

Why the state is getting bigger and what we do about it

The UK that exits the pandemic has a bigger state than the one that went into it. The 2020s will bring further pressure for the state to grow or our…
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Publications

The Uncertainty Principle

Previewing the decisions to be taken at the Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021

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This report is our analysis of the economic and fiscal outlook ahead of the upcoming Autumn 2021 Budget – including what it will mean for the decisions the Chancellor will…
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