The Green Budget 2014 was edited by by Carl Emmerson, Paul Johnson and Helen Miller, and copy-edited by Judith Payne.
It was funded by the Nuffield Foundation with support from the ESRC through the Centre for the Microeconomic Analysis of Public Policy at IFS. The report was produced with analysis from Oxford Economics
1.2 Why a fiscal consolidation is required
1.3 The current consolidation plan
1.4 How the 2013 Autumn Statement changed the picture
2.2 Uncertainty around the size of the problem
2.3 Risks to future tax revenues
2.4 Uncertainty around future public spending
3.2 Global outlook
3.3 Risks to the global economy
4.2 Will the recovery maintain its momentum in 2014 and 2015?
4.3 Medium- term recovery slower than usual
4.4 Comparison with other forecasts
4.5 Risks balanced: alternative scenarios for the UK economy
5.2 Government intervention in the housing market
5.3 Trends in the housing market
5.4 Recent innovations in housing policy
Appendix 5.1 Measuring changes in house prices
6.2 Changes in incomes
6.3 Changes in living costs
6.4 Differences in inflation rates
7.2 Who are the 'low-paid’?
7.3 Tax and benefit policies
7.4 Policies to increase pre-tax wages
8.2 Current policy environment
8.3 Extending children’s entitlement to ECEC
8.4 Why the government want to subsidise ECEC (and what is the evidence that it will work)?
Appendix 8.1 Costing extensions of the free entitlement to ECEC
9.2 Bills are rising whilst demand is falling
9.3 Keeping the lights and heating on
9.4 Untangling the bill to make sense of price increases
9.5 What is the problem with energy prices?
9.6 Where next for independent regulation and government intervention?
10.2 Principles and current practice
10.3 Options for reform
11.2 How business rates work
11.3 Assessing recent policy changes
11.4 Additional policy options
Appendix A: Headline tax and benefit rates and thresholds
Appendix B: Abbreviations
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