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ICAEW charts

Public sector and economic data can be daunting. In chart form it all becomes so much more digestible.

Each week we publish a chart that illuminates a different aspect of the economy. 

Chart of the week: UK public debt profile

14-10-2021

Our chart this week shines a spotlight on the UK’s public debt, focusing on the Government’s debt strategy ahead of the fast approaching Spending Review.

Chart of the week: German federal budget 2022

23-09-2021

As Germany heads to the polls this weekend to elect a new federal parliament, the topic of the public finances has moved to centre stage. Our chart this week looks at the federal budget for 2022 and the current plan to sharply reduce the deficit from 2023 onwards.

Chart of the week: School-age demographic change

16-09-2021

This week’s chart illustrates how the number of 10 year-olds in the UK is expected to fall sharply over the rest of the decade, just as the number of 18 year-olds is expected to peak in 2030.

Chart of the week: UK government borrowing

09-09-2021

While government borrowing requirements have almost halved from its peak in the last financial year, it is still higher than the financial crisis a decade ago.

Chart of the week: Pensions triple lock

02-09-2021

The triple lock has helped the state pension grow faster than inflation or earnings over the last decade, but will the Chancellor break it for next year’s pension increase?

Chart of the week: UK-EU financial settlement update

15-07-2021

This week’s chart is on the UK-EU withdrawal agreement financial settlement. Perhaps surprisingly given recent press coverage, ICAEW’s analysis is that it remains roughly unchanged from the Treasury’s 2018 estimate.

Chart of the week: OBR climate change scenarios

08-07-2021

Our chart this week is on the OBR Fiscal Risks Report, highlighting how delaying action to achieve net zero could double the cost to the public finances compared with acting more quickly.

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