Budget 2012

Published on 16 March 2012

After each Autumn Statement, Budget and Spending Review, we publish analysis of the Chancellor's proposals and reforms.

Briefing and analysis

Chancellor George Osborne delivered his 2012 Budget on Wednesday 21 March. On Thursday 22 March the Institute for Fiscal Studies held a lunchtime briefing at The Venue, University of London Union. The presentation provided an opportunity to hear a considered view of the Chancellor's announcements from Institute staff.

These are the presentations from the event:

The IFS Green Budget 2012 was produced in collaboration with Oxford Economics and supported by the ESRC - focused on the policy challenges confronting the Chancellor of the Exchequer in advance of the 2012 Budget. IFS researchers examine the outlook for the public finances, assess a number of the key issues relating to the planned public spending cuts and discuss possible decisions on taxation. Oxford Economics analysts look at the outlook for the global and UK macro-economy. You can download the full document, slides and videoed presentations from the IFS Green Budget page.

  • In an IFS observation, James Browne examines the proposed £10,000 personal allowance and asks who would it benefit and whether it would boost the economy.
  • In the IFS Green Budget 2012, IFS researchers examine what is known and what will be known about the 50p income tax rate.

Our analysis for the election looked at Labour's record and at the parties' proposals. The work was funded by the Nuffield Foundation.