Chancellor George Osborne delivered his Budget on Wednesday 19 March. On Thursday 20 March the Institute for Fiscal Studies held a lunchtime briefing at The Building Centre, Store Street, London.
Presentations slides from the event
- Paul Johnson Introductory remarks
- Gemma Tetlow Economy bouncing back more strongly but policy choices have increased long-run risks to the public finances [See updated numbers outlined in the observation Cutting the deficit: four years down, five to go? on 29 April 2014]
- Carl Emmerson Budget 2014: pensions and saving policies
- David Phillips Personal tax and welfare measures
- Helen Miller Business and energy policies
Carl Emmerson and Paul Johnson presented to BBC journalists in advance of the Budget 2014: the presentation slides Budget 2014: don't forget austerity... are available here.
A recent observation by IFS researchers assesses new announcements on the Tax Free Childcare scheme: No new money, yet more generous support for childcare.
Green Budget 2014 analysis and presentation slides
The IFS Green Budget 2014, funded by the Nuffield Foundation with support from the ESRC through the Centre for the Microeconomic Analysis of Public Policy at IFS, was published on 5th February. The document and slides from the launch are available here. In particular, the analysis includes chapters looking at:
- Public finances: the long road ahead
- Public finances: risks on tax, bigger risks on spending?
- The squeeze on incomes