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Autumn Budget 2017

IFS analysis relating to the autumn Budget 2017. Researchers presented their analysis of the Budget at a briefing on Thursday 23 November, and slides are now available here:

Recent comment

In an article in today's Times, IFS director Paul Johnson examines the impact of the housing measures proposed in the Autumn Budget.

Luke Sibieta analyses the potential impact of the £600 maths premium for schools in Schools Week.

Thomas Pope explains the importance of productivity growth in the Huffington Post.

Paul Johnson's initial reaction to the Autumn Budget in the Times

Carl Emmerson, writing in the Mirror, examines the impact of the new economic growth forecasts.

Peter Levell and Thomas Pope discuss how Brexit could affect the budget in a blog post to the 'UK in a changing Europe' initiative.

An article by Thomas Pope in the Times considers the state of the public finances and the contraints this places on Mr Hammond.

Paul Johnson, also writing in the Times, looks at the problems faced by the Chancellor in his second Budget of the year.

Recent analysis

In the run-up to the Budget, we have selected six key charts, explaining the context in which the Chancellor will be making his statement next week.

6 key charts


In a recent report, Autumn Budget 2017: options for easing the squeeze, Carl Emmerson and Thomas Pope assess the UK’s current fiscal position, the Government’s stated fiscal targets, and the constraints within which Chancellor Philip Hammond is operating

In an IFS Observation, Carl Emmerson outlines the trade-offs for taxes and spending, given the state of the public finances.

Video explainers

Watch our series of explainers about aspects of taxes, spending and the public finances, created at the time of the 2017 spring Budget. See the full list on Youtube.



Spring Budget 2017

Slides and recording of the event:

Watch recordings of the presentations at the Budget briefing.

IFS Green Budget 2017

The IFS Green Budget 2017, in association with ICAEW and funded by the Nuffield Foundation, looked at the issues and challenges facing Chancellor Philip Hammond as he prepares for his Budget in March. Additional analysis was provided by ICAEW and Oxford Economics.

See all the Green Budget presentations on our Youtube Green Budget 2017 playlist.

 Online resource on public spending in the UK

Visit our online resource offering an introduction to public spending in the UK. You can look at trends in total public spending over time, find out what the money is spent on, compare UK public spending with other countries, and see how spending on health, education, defence and other areas has changed.

 IFS materials on previous Budgets

Related outputs

Newspaper article
This article was written by IFS deputy director Carl Emmerson and was published by Times, Red Box
This presentation was given at the launch of the briefing note 'Autumn Budget 2017: options for easing the squeeze'.