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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: G7 economies

06-05-2021

Our chart this week illustrates how in representing more than half of the world economy, decisions taken by the G7 can have a significant impact on the entire planet.

Chart of the week: The debt of G7 nations

29-04-2021

This week’s chart looks at how the pandemic has driven government debt levels higher, a topic that will be on the agenda at the G7 summit in Cornwall in six weeks’ time.

Chart of the week: Canada Budget 2021

23-04-2021

This week’s chart explores Canada’s newly minted Budget 2021, which saw its federal government lay out “a recovery plan for jobs, growth and resilience”.

Chart of the week: personal tax bands

15-04-2021

This week’s chart examines the complexity in the tax system and potential options for reform by looking at the number of tax bands for salaried employees across the UK.

Chart of the week: Metropolitan France

31-03-2021

This week’s chart examines how France inserted a layer of regional administration between the national government in Paris and the 96 departments in mainland France and Corsica.

Chart of the week: Tax Day

25-03-2021

Our chart this week is in honour of Tax Day, the newest fiscal event in the government calendar where reforms of the tax system under consideration are opened up to consultation.

Chart of the week: global military spending

18-03-2021

The UK’s Integrated Review is the inspiration for this week’s chart, illustrating the 20 countries around the world that spend the most on their militaries.

Chart of the week: Debt to GDP ratio

11-03-2021

This week’s chart illustrates how an expected increase of £1tn of additional public debt between 2020 and 2026 translates into the debt to GDP ratio.

Chart of the week: Spring Budget cutting the current deficit

04-03-2021

5 March 2021: The Budget provides the basis for this week’s chart, which illustrates government plans to achieve a current budget surplus to meet a new fiscal rule that hasn’t yet been formally announced but was hinted at.

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