Governments are there to manage society’s risks, but also risks to the public finances. Our second Fiscal risks report concludes that perennial issues of abrupt shocks, slower-building pressures and risks taken on by choice are largely as they were two years ago. But Brexit risks loom larger as ‘no deal’ is countenanced at the highest levels. And some risks posed by austerity fatigue have crystallised while others are forming in the leadership election shopping lists and hints that a less stretching fiscal objective might be adopted.

Document and supporting documents available on the Fiscal risks report 2019 page