Tax and Fiscal Policy

Loosening the fiscal rules any further could backfire


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Christopher Snowdon writes for the Telegraph

Julian Jessop writes for City AM

Should the chancellor bend the fiscal rules to increase spending in his first Budget? In a debate column for City AM, the IEA’s Economics Fellow Julian Jessop argues no.

While it would be right to target some additional spending and tax breaks on dealing with coronavirus and its economic impact, this “should not be used as an excuse to abandon fiscal discipline altogether”.

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