|Date:||13 March 2008|
|Contacts:||Robert Chote , Carl Emmerson , Gemma Tetlow and James Browne|
The Chancellor delivered his Budget statement at 12.30 pm on Wednesday 12th March 2008. Immediate analaysis from IFS is available in this press release. On Thursday 13th March, the day following the Budget, the Institute for Fiscal Studies held a lunchtime briefing at The Building Centre, near the IFS offices in London.
The IFS Green Budget 2008 assesses key questions that the Chancellor has to confront in drawing up his 2008 Budget statement. The areas covered are fiscal policy, public spending and the public finances; public sector pay and pensions; capital gains tax and small company taxation; taxation of foreign profits and tax simplification and aviation taxation. Published in collaboration with Morgan Stanley, the Green Budget also discusses the outlook for economic growth, debt management and the credit market. These topics and others were covered in our general election analysis in 2005; we examined Labour's record since 1997 and the proposals in the three largest parties' manifestos.