MPs debate Charter for Budget Responsibility

13 January 2015

MPs debated a motion to approve the Charter for Budget Responsibility: Autumn Statement 2014 update, on Tuesday 13 January 2015.

MPs voted to approve the motion. (Division No. 129 Ayes 515 votes, Noes 18 votes).

House of Commons Library analysis

The House of Commons Library produces briefing papers to inform MPs and their staff of key issues. The papers contain factual information and a range of opinions on each subject, and aim to be politically impartial.

The Library has published papers on the Office and Charter for Budget Responsibility and the Autumn Statement 2014.

Charter for Budget Responsibility

The Budget Responsibility and National Audit Act 2011, section 1, requires that the Charter for Budget Responsibility, and any modifications to it, is laid before Parliament and approved by the House of Commons before it can come into force.

More information about the Charter for Budget Responsibility is available on the government's website, and also from the Office for Budget Responsibility.

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