Charities and the Chancellor: what the 2015 Spending Review means for the voluntary sector

Document type
Discussion paper
Author(s)
Hoare, George; Murray, Patrick
Publisher
New Philanthropy Capital
Date of publication
27 November 2015
Subject(s)
Social Policy, Health Services, Housing and Homelessness
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Reports

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In the joint Spending Review and Autumn Statement of 2015, the Chancellor announced his plans for public spending cuts over the next five years.

Although the cuts were less than expected, the IFS director Paul Johnson has warned that this does not mark the end of austerity, and that this Spending Review is ‘one of the tightest in post-war history’.

The Chancellor’s plans are based on predictions by the Office of Budget Responsibility, which suggest that government revenues will be higher than initially expected, however, if these predictions prove to be over-optimistic, then there will be less money available for public expenditure.

The structure of this report mirrors the NPC’s earlier paper, ‘The Chancellor’s Choice’, and looks at the Spending Review announcements on welfare, local authorities, health and education, housing and homelessness.

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