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Editor's Note - General Election 2019

Welcome to a Special Edition of our Public Sector Newsletter, and the final one for 2019.

This edition is a little bit more UK focussed, not least because we have General Election taking place on 12 December. ICAEW has its own campaign GE 2019: Its More than a Vote. We think that the top three challenges and therefore the priorities of a new Government are Sustainability, Technology and Public Finances.

On the topic of public finances, we have just published our latest Fiscal Insight by Martin Wheatcroft, analysing the effect of the general election manifestos of the Conservatives, Labour, the Liberal Democrats and the Green Party on the public finances. All the parties are promising to increase public spending and investment, with the Conservatives promising the least and the other parties proposing a great deal more.