Jeremy Hunt’s tax cuts have been funded by further tightening public service budgets.
Four new devolution deals shows promise for the government’s devolution agenda.
The chancellor presented his autumn statement alongside the latest forecasts from the independent Office for Budget Responsibility.
The IfG will bring together influential speakers and experts to explore the key questions for government in 2024.
Jim McMahon MP, Shadow Minister for English Devolution and Local Government, joins us to discuss what ‘good’ devolution looks like.
This event discussed The Way the Money Goes: The Fiscal Constitution and Public Spending in the UK.
Following the autumn statement, an IfG event – featuring OBR's Richard Hughes – assessed the chancellor’s announcements.
What are the government’s current fiscal rules and is it on track to meet them?
Which government departments spend the most?
The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) is the UK’s official independent economic and fiscal forecaster.
Governments require parliament’s approval to spend money, as well as to raise revenue in the form of taxes.
Before and after major fiscal events we look at the key issues facing the government and assess the main choices it makes, drawing on expertise from across the Institute.Find out more
How high is inflation? What prices are increasing fastest? Why have prices increased so rapidly?
Amid soaring energy bills, we explain what the Ofgem price cap is and how it's calculated.
The measures committed to by Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak will make only a small dent in the costs now expected this winter.
A new central government approach is needed to reduce regional inequality.
Levelling up will not deliver the changes promised by Boris Johnson unless the next PM’s government is more ambitious in tackling regional inequality.
The government’s levelling up missions fall short of what is needed to level up.
The government must do more than just revert to its levelling up white paper’s policy positions if it wants to address regional inequalities.
The Treasury's Covid approach contributed to "tug of war" in government.
The new chancellor, Kwasi Kwarteng, should use Truss’s planned ‘fiscal event’ to be honest about difficult choices on tax and spending beyond this win
The economic crisis facing the UK is very different to the 2008 financial crash and the early 1990s recession – which means a very different response
This event with the Nuffield Foundation explored what can be learned from the from the success and failure of efforts at spending control in the UK.
We look at how government uses regulation to achieve its objectives and how rules can most effectively be designed and implemented through regulators.
Before and after major fiscal events we look at the key issues facing the government and assess the choices it makes, drawing on expertise across IfG.
We assess the government’s approach to levelling up, whether it is well-defined and whether it can succeed where other governments have failed.
A key tenet of good policy making, including on tax, is use of the best available evidence.
The Government must change the way it makes tax and budget decisions.
The UK tax system needs substantial reform, but recent governments have shied away from it because of public resistance.
The tax system is in desperate need of reform. The new government’s majority gives it an opportunity that none has had for the last decade and a half.
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