Briefing Note (BN176)

The outlook for the 2015 spending review

Date: 02 October 2015
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Publisher: Institute for Fiscal Studies
ISBN: 978-1-909463-98-1
DOI: 10.1920/BN.IFS.2015.00176

On 25th November the government will announce the results of its 2015 Spending Review, allocating spending between government departments for the four years 2016-17 to 2019-20. This background briefing note sets out the constraints facing the Chancellor, given the plans for the public finances that he published in the July Budget.

An accompanying online calculator allows you to act as Chancellor and conduct your own Spending Review. Complete with data visualisation and infographics, the interactive tool guides you through the headline plans the Chancellor has made, and lets you make your own decisions about how to allocate spending between government departments.

Visit the online guide and calculator