Budget 2011 - further information

Background to inquiry

Following the Budget announcement by the Chancellor on Wednesday 23 March, the Committee took evidence from a range of experts in order to scrutinse the measures announced in the Budget and on the state of the economy.

Report and Response

The Committee published its Report on 9 April 2009, in time for Second Reading of the Finance Bill. The Report looks at the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR), tax, the plan for growth and advance budget briefing.

Oral and written evidence

The following meetings were held. The trancripts of the meetings are published in the same volume as the Report. Written evidence received is also published with the Report.

Thursday 24 March 2011

Watch the meeting

Witnesses: Jonathan Portes, Director, and Ray Barrell, Director of Macroeconomic Research and Forecasting, NIESR, Stuart Green, Chief UK Economist, HSBC, Roger Bootle, Managing Director, Capital Economics, and Simon Hayes, Chief UK Economist, Barclays Capital

Monday 28 March 2011

Watch the meeting

Witnesses: Paul Johnson, Director, Institute for Fiscal Studies, Gillian Guy, Chief Executive, Citizens Advice, and Matthew Sinclair, Director, TaxPayers Alliance, John Whiting, Director, Office of Tax Simplification, Frank Haskew, Director, Tax Faculty, ICAEW, and Robin Williamson, Technical Director, Low Incomes Tax Reform.

Tuesday 29 March 2011 (morning sitting)

Watch the meeting

Witnesses: Robert Chote, Chairman, and Stephen Nickell and Graham Parker, Members of the Budget Responsibility Committee, Office for Budget Responsibility, Dave Ramsden, Chief Economic Adviser, Edward Troup, Managing Director, Budget, Tax and Welfare, and Peter Schofield, Director, Enterprise and Growth Unit, HM Treasury.  

Tuesday 29 March 2011  (afternoon sitting)

Watch the meeting  

Witnesses: Rt Hon George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Nick Macpherson and Mark Bowman, Director, Budget and Tax, HM Treasury.

Written evidence relevant to the Finance Bill 

Written evidence submitted by the ICAEW regarding the draft Finance Bill (PDF PDF 153 KB)Opens in a new window