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Pre-Budget Report 2007

"Pre-Budget Report should be opportunity for consultation on tax changes, says Committee"

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Rt Hon Alistair Darling MP, delivered his first Pre-Budget Report on 9 October 2007. In accordance with past practice the Committee undertook an inquiry into the Pre-Budget Report and published its Report on 26 November 2007.

The Committee recomended that the Pre-Budget Report should be largely consultative in nature, and should retain its focus on consultation on fiscal measures.

Report, oral and written evidence | Press Notice | Government Response

Oral evidence

Monday 15 October 2007

Witnesses: Mr Robert Chote, Institute for Fiscal Studies, Ms Bridget Rosewell, Volterra Consulting, and Dr Martin Weale, National Institute of Economic & Social Research; Mr Robert Chote, Institute for Fiscal Studies, Professor Colin Talbot, Manchester Business School, Dr Martin Weale, National Institute of Economic & Social Research, and Mr John Whiting, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Wednesday 17 October 2007

Witnesses: Mr Nicholas Macpherson, Permanent Secretary, Mr Mark Neale, Managing Director, Budget, Tax and Welfare, Mr Dave Ramsden, Managing Director, Macroeconomic and Fiscal Policy, Mr Clive Maxwell, Director, Financial Services, and Mr Richard Hughes, Team Leader, Comprehensive Spending Review, HM Treasury

Thursday 25 October 2007

Witnesses: Rt Hon Alistair Darling MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr Nicholas Macpherson, Permanent Secretary, Mr Mark Neale, Managing Director, Budget, Tax and Welfare, and Mr Richard Hughes, Team Leader, Comprehensive Spending Review, HM Treasury

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    • Estimate Memoranda - An Estimate memorandum is an explanatory note that accompanies a government department’s estimate (a means by which a department seeks authority from Parliament for its spending plans).
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