Public Expenditure

Treasury written question – answered on 16th March 2020.

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Photo of Angela Rayner Angela Rayner Shadow Secretary of State for Education

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to Chart 2.C of Impact on households: distributional analysis to accompany Budget 2020, what assessment he has made of the cash impact of those spending decisions, by income decile, excluding benefits in kind from public services.

Photo of Steve Barclay Steve Barclay The Chief Secretary to the Treasury

The Chancellor’s assessment of the cash impact of tax and welfare decisions is shown in Chart 2.C, of “Impact on households: distributional analysis to accompany Budget 2020”, where it is presented alongside the impact of benefits-in-kind from public services.

Taking into account spending on public services provides a more complete picture of Government policy, as it is an important element of the overall support provided by the government to households.

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