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Green Budget 2018 | Read the report here

When a government plans to pass a law, it often publishes a green paper. This is an opportunity to share its thinking and provoke discussion.

The Finance Bill is a law Parliament passes to renew taxes, propose new taxes, and maintain the administration of the tax system. It enacts proposals announced in the Budget, which the Chancellor writes in secret. There’s no green paper. This means important decisions about taxes, spending and public policy are made without consultation.

Watch IFS experts and colleagues from Citi and ICAEW present the findings of the IFS Green Budget 2018.

 


Jargon-busting the budget

What’s the Chancellor talking about? Our Associate Director Carl Emmerson explains.

 

Previous Green Budgets

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IFS Green Budget 2017, in association with ICAEW and with funding from the Nuffield Foundation. The report looks at the issues and challenges facing Chancellor Philip Hammond as he prepares for his Budget in March.
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The IFS Green Budget 2016 was published on 8 February.
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The report analyses the issues and challenges facing Chancellor George Osborne as he prepares for his final Budget of this parliament.
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As Chancellor George Osborne prepares for his keynote statement on fiscal policy and the economy the IFS Green Budget assesses some of the issues he will have to deal with.
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As Chancellor George Osborne prepares for his keynote statement on fiscal policy and the economy the IFS Green Budget assesses some of the issues he will have to deal with.
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As Chancellor George Osborne prepares for his keynote statement on fiscal policy and the economy the IFS Green Budget assesses some of the issues he will have to deal with.
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As Chancellor George Osborne prepares for his keynote statement on fiscal policy and the economy the IFS Green Budget assesses some of the issues he will have to deal with.
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Robert Chote, Carl Emmerson and Jonathan Shaw
As the Government and Opposition alike ponder how best to repair Britain's battered public finances, the Green Budget looks at some of the salient economic issues.
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Robert Chote, Carl Emmerson, David Miles and Jonathan Shaw
The Green Budget argues that 20 billion pounds of further tax increases or spending cuts may be needed by the end of the next Parliament if the public finances are to improve as the Treasury hoped in last year's Pre-Budget Report.
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Robert Chote, Carl Emmerson, David Miles and Jonathan Shaw
The Green Budget 2008 looks at the options open to the Chancellor in his March Budget.
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Robert Chote, Carl Emmerson, Andrew Leicester and David Miles
The IFS Green Budget, in collaboration with Morgan Stanley, looks at the Chancellor's options in his forthcoming March Budget.
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Robert Chote, Carl Emmerson, Rupert Harrison and David Miles
The Green Budget, produced in collaboration with Morgan Stanley, looks at the options for the Chancellor in his forthcoming Budget.
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Robert Chote, Carl Emmerson, David Miles and Zoe Oldfield
The IFS Green Budget 2005 examines the options open to the Chancellor in his forthcoming Budget.
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Robert Chote, Carl Emmerson and Zoe Oldfield
The IFS Green Budget examines the Chancellor's options for the Budget 2004.
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Robert Chote, Carl Emmerson and Helen Simpson
The Green Budget looks at the Chancellor's options for his March Budget.
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The Green Budget 2002 looks at the options open to the Chancellor in his March Budget.
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This Green Budget looks at the options available to the Chancellor in his March Budget.
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Lucy Chennells, Andrew Dilnot and Carl Emmerson
The Green Budget looks at the Chancellor's options for his forthcoming Budget.
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Lucy Chennells and Andrew Dilnot
This Green Budget looks at the options available to the Chancellor in his March Budget.
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The Green Budget considers the options open to the Chancellor in his forthcoming Budget.
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The Green Budget looks at the Chancellor's options for the Budget.
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The Green Budget outlines the macroeconomic background, assesses the fiscal stance, and then considers a wide range of tax and spending issues that will be on the Chancellor's pre-budget agenda.
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Andrew Dilnot, Gavin Davies, Christopher Giles and David Walton
This Green Budget looks at the options available to the Chancellor in his November Budget.
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Gavin Davies, Andrew Dilnot, Christopher Giles and David Walton
This Green Budget looks at the options available to the Chancellor in his March Budget.
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Gavin Davies, Davis, Davis, Andrew Dilnot, David Walton and Edward Whitehouse
This Green Budget looks at the options available to the Chancellor in his March Budget.
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Edward Whitehouse, Gavin Davies, Andrew Dilnot, Robinson Robinson and David Walton
The Green Budget looks at the Chancellor's options for the Budget.
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Gavin Davies, Andrew Dilnot, Harold Freeman and Robinson Robinson
The Green Budget looks at the Chancellor's options for the Budget.
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Robinson Robinson
This Green Budget looks at the options available to the Chancellor in his March Budget.