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Autumn Budget And Spending Review: Turbocharge Or Temperance?

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In this special edition of the Insights podcast, we’re joined by experts from across ICAEW’s tax and public sector team to preview the government’s Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021.

Normally one of the biggest financial events of the year in its own right, this Budget has assumed even greater significance, being the first since the easing of lockdown measures and the tapering down of a number of key Covid support schemes, and also because the same day will see the first three-year government Spending Review in six years.

Will Rishi Sunak produce any tax rabbits from his hat, or has the biggest policy announcement already come in the form of the new Health and Social Care Levy? How much headroom does the Chancellor have to act? And what of longstanding issues such as Brexit, Making Tax Digital and the net zero agenda?

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Tom Herbert, online editor ICAEW Insights, We Are Sunday


  • Alison Ring Director, Public Sector & Taxation, ICAEW
  • Frank Haskew, Head of Tax, ICAEW
  • Anita Monteith Technical Lead & Senior Policy Adviser, Tax, ICAEW
  • Martin Wheatcroft, an adviser on public finances who works closely with the ICAEW Public Sector team


Natalie Chisholm

Episode published: Tues 19 October 2021
Podcast recorded: Weds 13 October 2021

All views expressed on this podcast are those of the contributors and don’t necessarily reflect those of ICAEW or its members.