Invest to grow: a spending review to get Britain moving

Document type
Briefing
Publisher
Compass
Date of publication
1 June 2013
Subject(s)
Social Policy
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Reports

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This briefing outlines an alternative to the Coalition's spending review aimed towards stimulating growth in the British economy. The alternative spending review would stimulate growth through: investment of up to £55bn in green and social infrastructure spending; setting tough new fiscal rules with independent democratic oversight of government spending; eliminating the structural deficit (once recovery is assured) through a series of progressive tax rises and by making cuts in wasteful public spending in areas such as Trident nuclear weapons and Private Finance Initiatives; and restructuring and reforming public services and the state in order to ensure sustained efficiency, responsiveness and innovation.

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