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Analysis of the fiscal choices an independent Scotland would face.
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Appendix A: Forecasting public finances
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Presentations from the event:
Government departments used IFS research to inform decision-marking about a temporary cut in VAT.
Past research into pension reform has contributed to evidence given to government on public service pensions.
Public spending analysis stokes public debate and prompts increased transparency over government’s plans for spending cuts.
IFS researchers have evaluated whether the temporary VAT cut was able to boost the economy effectively.
IFS researchers used knowledge from past findings to analyse the potential impact of a proposed reduction in corporation tax to encourage innovation.
IFS arguments for independent official fiscal forecasts contributed to the government’s decision to set up an Office for Budget Responsibility.