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Public Sector Finances Reports and Analysis

Reports and analysis relating to public spending, public assets and liabilities, and how governments can create an effective long-term fiscal strategy.

Fiscal Insight: Coronavirus and the public finances


Huge economic shock combined with unprecedented fiscal interventions are driving a global and UK fiscal crisis. ICAEW analyses the effect of coronavirus on public finances around the world and on the UK’s public finances in particular.

ICAEW analysis of WGA 2018/19


ICAEW welcomes the publication of the Whole of Government Accounts for 2018-19, the UK Government’s annual financial report for the year ended 31 March 2019.

OBR Fiscal risks report 2019


On 18 July 2019, the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) published its second fiscal risks report. The fiscal risks report provides an analysis of the economic and policy risks facing the public finances, including a ‘fiscal stress test’, setting out how the fiscal numbers might react to a no-deal Brexit.

Fiscal Insight: GE2019 Manifesto Analysis


Our General Election 2019 Fiscal Insight analyses the manifesto proposals of the Conservatives, the Labour Party, the Liberal Democrats and the Green Party.

Intergenerational fairness


This survey provides a unique picture of the views of 10,000 Europeans on intergenerational fairness.

Sustainable Public Finances: Intergenerational Fairness


Ensuring intergenerational fairness is one of the biggest challenges facing European policymakers today. Citizens are increasingly worried that they and their children may end up worse off than previous generations, challenging a key premise that has long underpinned societies: each successive generation would become better off than the one before.

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