The Autumn Statement 2014 was delivered by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, on Wednesday 3 December. IFS researchers presented their analysis at a briefing the following day. Presentation slides are below:
- Paul Johnson, Introductory remarks
- Gemma Tetlow, Still five more years of austerity to go?
- Rowena Crawford, Alternative choices over the future spending squeeze
- Stuart Adam, Personal taxes and benefits
- Helen Miller, Business taxes
- Additional analysis by James Browne and William Elming, Distributional analysis to accompany Autumn Statement 2014
Budget 2014 analysis
IFS researchers presented analysis of the 2014 Budget at a briefing on 20 March: slides are available below.
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
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:
Ongoing public finance analysis
The IFS produces a monthly bulletin analysing recent developments in the government's public finance figures.
Historic data on spending, revenues and borrowing
A survey of the UK tax system (updated November 2012)
A survey of the UK benefit system (updated October 2014)
A survey of public spending in the UK (updated August 2014)
Our analysis for the election looked at the Labour Government’s record and at the three main UK parties' proposals. The work was funded by the Nuffield Foundation.
Autumn Statement 2013 documentation is available here. The Treasury's home page links to previous and current Budget documentation. The Office for Budget Responsibility's publications and economic and fiscal forecasts can be found here.