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Budget 2012: ideology 1, evidence 0

Van Reenen, John ORCID: 0000-0001-9153-2907 (2012) Budget 2012: ideology 1, evidence 0. British Politics and Policy at LSE (22 Mar 2012). Website.

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The Chancellor delivered his third budget yesterday. CEP Director Professor John Van Reenen gives his initial reaction. There were some positive steps such as the extension of personal allowances, but the Budget had an empty core. There is a missed opportunity for coherent tax reform, no retreat from a failing macro-economic policy, insufficient attention to policy evaluations and most damagingly, no credible plan for long-term growth.

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Additional Information: © 2012 The Author
Divisions: Economics
Centre for Economic Performance
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Date Deposited: 18 May 2012 12:51
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2021 23:20

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