Public spending and finance

We conduct ongoing analysis of the outturns of, and outlook for, the public finances. Our work in this area assesses the records of successive governments, and looks at forecasts for government revenues and spending (overall and in specific areas), with the aim of informing the public debate.

We conduct timely analysis of issues related to:

We also produce monthly bulletins analysing the latest public finance numbers.

Our website provides data and useful background information on historic trends and recent issues relating to:

Election battleground in the playground?

| Observations

Election battleground in the playground?

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National standards, local risks: the geography of local authority funded social care, 2009–10 to 2015–16

| Report

National standards, local risks: the geography of local authority funded social care, 2009–10 to 2015–16

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The short- and long-run impact of the national funding formula for schools in England

| Briefing Note

The short- and long-run impact of the national funding formula for schools in England

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