Five year forecasts for the UK economy and public finances and an assessment of whether the Government is likely to achieve its fiscal targets.
The OBR produces a variety of publications in pursuit of its duty to examine and report on the sustainability of the public finances.
50 year ahead projections for the UK public finances and public sector balance sheet analysis. Also the recent vehicle for our Coronavirus scenarios.
Report into how our forecasts compare to subsequent outturn data and identifying lessons for future forecasts.
An in-depth look at the drivers of welfare spending both inside and outside the Government’s welfare cap.
Estimating the associated economic disruption and fiscal impacts thanks to coronavirus public health measures and the policy measures put in place to support individuals and businesses.
Since 2012 we have forecast some tax streams devolved to the Scottish Parliament and, more recently, taxes devolved to the National Assembly for Wales. Our forecasts for devolved taxes are published alongside each EFO and are consistent with our main UK forecasts.
We are commissioned by the Welsh Government to produce independent forecasts for devolved Welsh taxes. We formally took on this role in April 2019.
Press notices are published on our website to inform the press of latest events or publications. The chairman, Richard Hughes, also gives press conference presentations to explain the analysis in our key publications.
As part of our commitment to transparency, we provide further information to our analysis on request. Requests can be made informally or under the Freedom of Information Act. You can also read our responses to Parliamentary questions.
As part of the OBR work programme we will produce working papers on topics which will inform discussion on our forecasts.
Corporate and governance
As part of our governance we publish our terms of reference and minutes of meetings, as well as our corporate and business plans.
As part of our commitment to transparency we publish details of contact made between ministers, special advisers, private office and opposition MP’s and the OBR.
We publish letters, mostly between our Chair and figures in the UK Government and Parliament, on a number of topics.
Details of expenses incurred and hospitality received by BRC members are published on a quarterly basis. We also disclose expenditure in excess of £500 twice a year.