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Fixed Term Parliaments and Spending Reviews

January 28, 2014

I was asked to submit evidence to the Political and Constitutional Reform Committee for its Inquiry into the effects of the Fixed Term Parliament Act 2011. Here is the paper I submitted which is now published on their website

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Politics Matter…But Public Financial Management Reforms Do Too.

January 28, 2014

This interesting article is re-posted from an IMF Blogsite here

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September 26, 2012

Originally posted on Whitehall Watch:

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September 26, 2012

Originally posted on Whitehall Watch:

It is now a more or less open secret that the Coalition Government is engaged on Spending Review 2013 – a year earlier than if they had stuck to the SR 2010 “plan A”.

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September 26, 2012

Originally posted on Whitehall Watch:

So, what is happening with Spending Review 2013 and is it going to happen at all? All sorts of rumours are flying about – in the absence of any clear statements from government.

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September 26, 2012

Originally posted on Whitehall Watch:

With most economists now forecasting that Britain will officially re-enter recession in Q1 2012, the Chancellor will be under immense pressure by the time of the Budget on 21st March to at least be seen to be doing ‘something’ about the economy.

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September 26, 2012

Originally posted on Whitehall Watch:

So, Britain is officially in a ”double-dip” recession, just. In reality this is both more and less serious than it sounds. It is more serious because we are still a good 4% of GDP lower than we were at the start of the financial crisis in 2007. And that is probably between 10% or more below where we would have been if not for the banking crisis.

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