Tax and Fiscal Policy

The Budget’s ‘Three Big Positives’


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In the Media

Kristian Niemietz writes for The Critic

Julian Jessop featured in The Express

IEA Economics Fellow Julian Jessop has been featured in The Daily Express analysing some of the positive measures in the Budget.

Julian said:

“I think there were three big positives to take out of it.

“One is that, in a sense, the fact that he has not been too bold means actually has avoided one obvious trap, which is if he had really done a lot, then that might have scared the Bank of England and prevented them from cutting interest rates.

“The second point is that I think what he said about public services was very sensible.

“That we should try and do more, with the same amount of money rather than just continuing having a bigger and bigger state.

“And then the third thing, of course, was the cut to national insurance now.”

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