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Autumn 2021 Budget and Spending Review
- Budget and Spending Review October 2021 – a look beyond the headlines
- Budget and Spending Review 2021 – local economic growth and placemaking implications
- Budget and Spending Review October 2021: economic and fiscal analysis
- Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021 – key announcements for local government
Budget March 2021
The IFS 2021 Green Budget
This briefing deals with the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) 2021 Green Budget, which the IFS normally publishes shortly before the Government’s annual Budget; this year’s Green Budget was published on 12 October, a little more than two weeks before this year’s Spending Review and autumn Budget on 27 October. Read here
The IFS 2020 Green Budget
IFS 2020 Green Budget covers the outlook for the economy and public finances, options for the upcoming spending review, what is referred to as the government’s ‘levelling up’ agenda (understood as redressing spatial inequalities) and what could be done to reform working-age social security. Read here
The IFS 2019 Green Budget
This briefing deals with the IFS 2019 Green Budget which the IFS normally publishes about a month before the Government’s annual Budget; the 2019 Green Budget was published on 8 October 2019, six days before the announcement on 14 October of a 2019 Budget for 6 November, which has since been postponed. Read here
The IFS Autumn 2018 Green Budget
The Institute for Fiscal Studies produces a Green Budget just before the Chancellor’s Budget. It provides a detailed and independent analysis of the public finances and Budget policy options. We focus here on what the IFS has to say on the key issues of the economy and public finances. Read here
The IFS 2017 Green Budget
The IFS produces a Green Budget every year in the weeks running up to the Budget, which this year will be 8 March. Issues covered include the economic and fiscal outlook, health and social care spending, incapacity and disability benefits, and the Apprenticeship Levy. Read here
The IFS 2016 Green Budget
The Institute for Fiscal Studies ‘Green Budget’ provides a detailed and independent analysis of the public finances and Budget policy options. The IFS paper highlights the demanding nature of the Chancellor’s fiscal targets, and analyses the chances of meeting them in the absence of further tax increases or spending cuts. Read here