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The 2019 Spring Statement and Spending Review: An IFS and IfG briefing

The Institute for Government (IfG) and Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) invite you to a briefing on the issues for government in the upcoming Spring Statement and this year’s Spending Review.

After nine years of austerity, the Spending Review could be among the most important non-Brexit decisions made during this parliament.

We will look at the squeeze on public spending since 2010, the consequences of sticking with the 2018 Autumn Budget indicative spending plans, and assess the options open to the Chancellor.

Carl Emmerson, Deputy Director of the IFS, and Gemma Tetlow, Chief Economist of the IfG, will discuss:

  • How the spending path set out in the Autumn 2018 Budget affects departmental budgets
  • How any deviation from the spending path affects government’s fiscal targets
  • What the £20 billion announced for the NHS means for other areas of spending
  • How different departments are coping with spending cuts
  • How fiscal policy might adjust in response to an economically bad Brexit
  • What the government needs to do in the Spring Statement and Spending Review to produce a set of spending plans that are consistent with the government’s aspirations for public services

This event will be chaired by Bronwen Maddox, Director, Institute for Government.

A light breakfast will be available to all attendees from 09:30am. 

To book a place at this event, please email with your full name, job title and email address.




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Presentation given at the Institute for Government/Institute for Fiscal Studies event, The 2019 Spring Statement and Spending Review by Carl Emmerson
The financial trade-offs facing the Chancellor in this year’s Spending Review by Gemma Tetlow, IfG.