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How to run a spending review

Thursday 13 September 2018, 09:00 - 10:15

In 2019 the Government plans to run a new spending review – setting out how much money it will give each department. In doing so, it will shape the future of public services and investment. It will have to declare whether it is still attempting to shrink the deficit or departing from the course of austerity. It will also have a chance to explain its vision of the UK after Brexit.

A new report from the IfG argues that past spending reviews have failed in important respects. Future ones should be run differently in order to improve people’s lives and achieve the Government’s goals.

The report was introduced by Martin Wheatley, Senior Fellow at the Institute for Government.

The event was chaired by Bronwen Maddox, Director of the Institute for Government.

To discuss the findings, our panel included:

  • James Bowler, Director General, Public Spending, HM Treasury
  • Simon Parker, Director of Strategy, London Borough of Redbridge

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