13 March 2017

This time last week, Philip Hammond would have been looking forward to his first (and last) Spring Budget. Its reception may convince him to cut the jokes, but Jill Rutter argues the real lesson is that he needs a better way of making Budgets. 

10 March 2017

We set out seven key points for the industrial strategy to succeed. But Lucy Campbell and Graham Atkins say the Government still has some way to go to ensure it meets our criteria for success.

08 March 2017

Commentators noted the Chancellor’s relaxed and jokey style in the Commons today. But Jill Rutter and Alice Lilly argue that it signalled a welcome changed approach to Budgets.

08 March 2017

The Institute for Government has called for the Chancellor to live up to his ‘Spreadsheet Phil’ moniker by using data on government performance to drive decisions. Based on today’s Budget, Dr Emily Andrews says the signs are promising but it’s too early to tell if he really deserves his title.

08 March 2017

Oliver Ilott argues that a meaningful vote on a final Brexit deal would be less meaningful than it first appears, but might still be a good idea.

07 March 2017

With the triggering of Article 50 only days away, Jill Rutter highlights three ways Brexit might affect the Budget calculations.

07 March 2017

With the last Spring Budget taking place tomorrow, Julian McCrae suggests a few areas to watch if you want to make an informed judgement about what’s actually happening.

07 March 2017

In his final March Budget, the Chancellor he has a chance to show he is willing to make Budgets – and tax policy – better. Jill Rutter sets some tests for him.

07 March 2017

Most chancellors love Budget surprises. But, argues Stella Amiss, Head of Tax Policy, Regulation and Reputation at PwC, the challenge of designing a tax system for post-Brexit Britain makes this a good time to engage the public properly on tax choices.

07 March 2017

Last week’s election in Northern Ireland has resulted in unionists, for the first time ever, losing their majority in the devolved Assembly at Stormont. Aron Cheung says the result will impact the government in Northern Ireland and the UK as a whole.

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