Treasury Committee questions economists on Pre-Budget Report

14 December 2009

The Treasury Committee hears evidence on the Pre-Budget Report from a number of leading economists including Robert Chote, of the Instuitute of Fiscal Studies, and Martin Weale, Director of the National Institute of Economic and Social Research. Watch live from 3.15pm.

The witnesses are:

3.15pm: Macro-economic issues:

  • Sheila Dow, Professor of Economics, University of Stirling
  • Karen Ward, Chief UK Economist, HSBC
  • Robert Chote, Institute for Fiscal Studies
  • Martin Weale, National Institute for Economic and Social Research

4pm: Micro-economic issues:

  • Robert Chote, Institute for Fiscal Studies
  • John Whiting, Tax Policy Director, Chartered Institute of Taxation, and Low Incomes Tax Reform Group
  • David Harker, Chief Executive, Citizens Advice
  • Professor David Heald, University of Aberdeen

The Committee will be holding further evidence sessions on the Pre-Budget Report with Treasury officials at 9.45am on Tuesday 15 December, and the Chancellor, Alistair Darling, at 2.30pm on Wednesday 16 December.

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