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Spring Statement 2022: IFS analysis

Presentation

You can download the event slides below: 

Outlook for the public finances by Carl Emmerson

Spending on public services: an ominous silence? by Ben Zaranko

Incomes and personal tax and benefit measures by Robert Joyce


The Chancellor’s Spring Statement, on Wednesday 23 March, was not supposed to be a major fiscal event. But rapidly rising inflation and the onset of the conflict in Ukraine forced the Chancellor to produce more than just a new set of economic and fiscal forecasts.

IFS researchers presented their initial analysis of the Chancellor's announcements on the public finances, as well as any changes to spending on public services and the tax and benefit system, on the following day, Thursday 24 March, at a livestreamed press briefing.

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