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Has the Office for Budget Responsibility achieved genuine independence from government?

Berry, Craig and Berry, Richard (2013) Has the Office for Budget Responsibility achieved genuine independence from government? Democratic Audit Blog (21 Aug 2013). Website.

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Abstract

Having been established by the government to take the politics out of fiscal and economic forecasting, the independence of the Office for Budget Responsibility is fundamental to its credibility and legitimacy. The appointment of Robert Chote as Chair in 2010 appears to have enhanced the OBR’s standing in this regard, but has not completely swept away all concerns about the OBR’s relationship to government. On the day the OBR releases its latest analysis of the UK’s public finances, Craig Berry and Richard Berry ask whether the agency has yet been able to break free from the political grasp of the Treasury.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://www.democraticaudit.com/
Additional Information: © 2013 Democratic Audit UK; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Collections > Democratic Audit Blog
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2013 09:54
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2019 23:20
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/54227

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