Public Briefing

What next for tax and spend?

| 09:30 - 11:00
Location: Institute for Government - 2 Carlton gardens, London SW1Y 5AA

This event will be livestreamed here.

The Institute for Fiscal Studies and the Institute for Government invite you to a briefing on the tax and spending challenges facing the government over the coming Parliament and the options open to the new Government.

The supposedly Brexit election was in fact dominated by differences between the parties on public spending. Debates about social care, policing, tuition fees and pensioner benefits played vital roles in the campaign. Compared to recent elections, the outlook for government borrowing and debt received much less focus.

This briefing will cover the state of the UK public finances; the potential to raise spending, taxes or borrowing; how to approach the pressures in public services and on benefits; and the process leading up to the Autumn Budget and, indeed, a potential Spending Review.

The speakers will be:

  • Carl Emmerson, Deputy Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies
  • Julian McCrae, Deputy Director of the Institute for Government

The event will take place on the morning of Wednesday 12 July.  

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