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Posts Tagged: OBR
Alex Morton: This week, Hammond’s Budget. Next year, the Spending Review. It must focus on gaining more growth.
The Treasury should not simply accept the growth figures given by the OBR, but seek to raise them.
“The approach that I’m going to be setting out tomorrow is based on the assumption, as is the OBR’s report, of a deal being done with the European Union.”
The Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union cites the way in which the OBR repeatedly fails to predict the deficit as an example of inevitable modelling errors.
It is not that he dares to be dull, but that he cannot help being so. He has prudently turned it to his advantage.
But he says the way the Chancellor presented the OBR’s growth figures was “interesting”.