The Autumn Statement 2017: Reactions and Analysis

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“As the Chancellor gave his Autumn Statement on Wednesday 22 November he explained there would be ‘a balanced approach’ to spending, while unveiling new funding packages for housing, the NHS and for research and development, while leaving the social care sector and small business in waiting. University of Birmingham experts gave their analysis of this Budget.”  


NHS funding: some temporary respite

Professor Judith Smith, Director of Health Services Management Centre

The Housing Package

Professor David Mullins, Professor of Housing Policy, Department of Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology

Taking a look at taxation and household budgets

Professor Andrew Lymer, Professor of Accounting and Taxation

Regional Economic Growth and investment in Research and Development

Professor Simon Collinson, Director of the City-Region Economic Development Institute (City-REDI)

The Government’s redistributive exercise?

Dr Siddhartha Bandyopadhyay, Reader in Economics

A Macro Economic Perspective

Professor John Fender, Leader of the Macroeconomics and Finance Research Group

The Autumn Budget is really a wolf in sheep’s clothing

Professor Kimberley Scharf, Department of Economics