Budget 2018 Contents



The inquiry

31 October 2018: The Office for Budget Responsibility

1 November 2018: Economists

5 November 2018: HM Treasury

Chapter 1: The late provision of policy decisions to the OBR

Chapter 2: The economic outlook and Brexit

Prospects for the economy and households

Brexit and ‘no deal’

The Chancellor’s claim of a ‘deal dividend’

Chapter 3: The “end of austerity”

Defining austerity and its end

Fiscal loosening ahead of the Spending Review

Funding current and future spending plans

Chapter 4: The fiscal rules

Disregard of the fiscal surplus objective

Fiscal headroom and the ‘deal dividend’

Chapter 5: Tax measures

Chapter 6: Equalities impact assessment


Assessments of tax measures from the CIOT, ICAEW, AAT and ACCA

Formal minutes


Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

Published: 12 February 2019