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Fiscal Policy


The government’s tax and spending decisions affect the direction of our economy, in good times and bad, and have a huge impact on households. Our work focuses on the impact of fiscal policy on economic growth and debt, and on households across the income distribution.

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James Smith

James Smith

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

Daniel Tomlinson

Research and Policy Analyst
T: 0203 372 2966
E: daniel.tomlinson@resolutionfoundation.org
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Fiscal multi-tasking

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Multi-tasking can be hard. Ask any parent that survived lockdown by combining work with something resembling home schooling. But it’s also a fact of life, so the trick is to…
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Unhealthy finances

How to support the economy today and repair the public finances tomorrow

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This report provides analysis of the dual challenges faced by the government: ensuring that there is sufficient fiscal support through the crisis and recovery, and setting fiscal policy on a…
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Paying for Covid

Repairing the public finances without derailing the economy

COVID-19 has already been extremely expensive, with borrowing forecast to exceed £400 billion this year and a substantial deficit set to continue well after the crisis has passed. But that…
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Coronanomics: Challenges facing fiscal policy makers

Live interactive webinar. Register to receive access link. With a decade of low interest rates, low growth and low inflation leaving central banks in advanced economies unable to perform their…
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Act now, or pay later

The OBR’s Fiscal Sustainability Report makes clear the implications of a crisis-driven rise in unemployment for the public finances

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The OBR’s latest Fiscal Sustainability Report confirms its view that the current crisis could lead to the largest economic contraction in 300 years precipitating a return of unemployment levels not…
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Summer Economic Update July 2020

Resolution Foundation overnight analysis

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This was not a Budget, but was still a big deal with £30bn of measures to support the economy. This is particularly significant when seen in combination with £160bn of…
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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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