Autumn Budget 2017 Contents


Terms of Reference




The inquiry

1 The Economy: Productivity

OBR Forecast changes

Government policy response

2 The Economy: OBR forecasting alternative scenarios

3 The fiscal rules

The existing fiscal mandate for borrowing

Justification for having a fiscal mandate

Assessment of the borrowing target

Net Debt Target

4 Government spending on preparation for Brexit, and the financial settlement with the European Union

Preparation for Brexit

European Union withdrawal settlement

5 Stamp Duty and housing measures

Stamp Duty

Other housing measures

6 Distributional analysis

7 Equality impact assessment of the Budget

8 Business Rates and the so-called ‘staircase tax’

Change in revaluations

Abolition of staircase tax

Change in indexing increases in Business Rates from RPI to CPI

9 Social care funding

10 Universal Credit

Policy changes in budget

Frequency of payments

Taper rate

11 Assessment of the tax measures in the Autumn Statement

Conclusions and recommendations

Formal minutes


Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

19 January 2018