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Pre-Budget Report 2008


The Chancellor presented his Pre-Budget Report at 3.30pm on Monday 24th November. IFS held a briefing on the following day, Tuesday 25th November, at 1pm.

Public finances and the fiscal stance

Personal taxes and living standards

Fiscal Facts

Fiscal Facts contains facts and figures about UK taxes, benefits and public spending. The tables give current and historical rates and thresholds for the main direct and indirect taxes, as well as benefit rates, numbers of claimants and expenditure levels.

There are also three regularly updated briefing notes:

Two further notes look at longer-term trends in tax and spending and the fiscal stance: