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Green Budget 2001

The Green Budget 2001 was edited by Andrew Dilnot, Carl Emmerson and Helen Simpson, and copy-edited by Judith Payne.

It was produced with support from the Nuffield Foundation and the ESRC-funded Centre for Fiscal Policy at IFS.

You can download the whole document [877 KB] here. Individual chapters can be downloaded below, also as acrobat files.

*Chapter 1: SUMMARY
 
*Chapter 2: AN AUDIT OF THE PUBLIC FINANCES
2.1 A chill wind from overseas
2.2 How fast can the UK economy grow?
2.3 Economic prospects
 
*Chapter 3: AN AUDIT OF THE PUBLIC FINANCES
3.1 The government's fiscal rules
3.2 Issues in planning government revenues
3.3 Issues in planning government spending
3.4 Borrowing in 2000-01
3.5 Borrowing in 2001-02
3.6 How does the current government differ from previous administrations?
3.7 Medium-term borrowing forecasts
3.8 The Budget judgement
 
*Chapter 4: PERSONAL TAXES AND BENEFITS
4.1 A package for children
4.2 Personal tax cuts
4.3 Conclusion
 
*Chapter 5: FUEL AND THE ENVIRONMENT
5.1 The economics of tax design
5.2 Taxation of private motoring
5.3 Other environmental taxes
5.4 Announcements in the Pre-Budget Report
5.5 Conclusion
 
*Chapter 6: TAX POLICY AND COMPANIES
6.1 Productivity and fiscal incentives
6.2 Recent UK corporate tax reforms
6.3 Double taxation relief
6.4 Taxing North Sea oil
 
*Chapter 7: LONGER TERM WELFARE REFORM
7.1 The new transfers
7.2 Common trends to the government’s tax and benefit reforms
 
*APPENDICES
Appendix A: Forecasting public finances
Appendix B: How to classify the government's credits
Appendix C: Budgets since 1979
Appendix D: Headline tax and benefit rates and thresholds
Appendix E: Tax revenues ready reckoner
 

© The Institute for Fiscal Studies, January 2001
ISBN 1-903274-24-9

 

Presentations

Presentations from the Green Budget conference are available from the IFS press office. Please contact Emma Hyman for this or other questions about the Green Budget.

 
 
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