Budget 2014: experts respond

W David McCausland, Karen Rowlingson, Chris Martin, Eleanora Belfiore, Jo Blanden, John Appleby, John Van Reenen, Kenneth Gibb, Michael Kitson, Naomi Eisenstadt, Neil Carter, Prem Sikka, Richard Fairchild, Richard Jones, Rob Hayward, Suzy Moat

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Chancellor George Osborne has unveiled his fourth budget. The blueprint for recovery includes wholesale changes to pensions and savings, attempts to boost business investment, new relief for the costs of childcare, £140m for repairing the damage from the winter’s floods, a £119 billion cap on welfare – as well as a brand new design for the £1 coin.

As the day develops, our panel of experts here give their take on what this budget means for the economy, healthcare, education, the environment and, of course, ordinary members of the public.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
PublisherThe Conversation UK
Publication statusPublished - 19 Mar 2014

Bibliographical note

Karen Rowlingson receives funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the Leverhulme Trust and Friends Provident Foundation.

Eleonora Belfiore receives funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

John Appleby is Chief Economist at the King's Fund.

Naomi Eisenstadt received funding from Sutton Trust for a project on quality for under threes, Sound Foundations.

Neil Carter receives money from the Economic and Social Research Council, and is a member of Friends of the Earth and WWF.

Richard Jones is a Council member of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.

Suzy Moat receives funding from the EPSRC and ERC.

Chris Martin, Jo Blanden, John Van Reenen, Kenneth Gibb, Michael Kitson, Prem Sikka, Richard Fairchild, Rob Hayward, and W David McCausland do not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and have disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment.


  • George Osborne
  • UK budget 2014


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