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A photo of Jeremy Hunt holding the budget box

Autumn Statement 2023

All our IFS analysis of Chancellor Jeremy Hunt's Autumn Statement 2023.

22 November 2023

Jeremy Hunt

Autumn Statement 2023 response

Higher inflation has boosted tax revenues. Rather than compensate public services, or bank the spoils, the Chancellor decided to cut taxes.

22 November 2023

Carl Emmerson

Now is not the time for tax cuts

In the current environment of high inflation and rising interest rates, tax cuts at the upcoming Budget would be extremely difficult to justify.

18 October 2023

Bank of England

Green Budget 2023

The Chancellor is in a fiscal bind as low growth and high debt interest payments limit any room for manoeuvre in the forthcoming Autumn Statement.

17 October 2023

A photo of the UK parliament from above

Green Budget 2023

The IFS Green Budget assessed the state of the UK economy and the government's fiscal position as attention turns towards next year's election.

17 October 2023

Whitehall sign

IFS Green Budget 2023

All the analysis from our IFS Green Budget 2023, funded by the Nuffield Foundation and in partnership with Citi.

17 October 2023