Policy paper

2010 to 2015 government policy: deficit reduction

Reducing the deficit - the gap between what we spend and raise in taxes – is central to the government’s economic plans. We also want to correct the imbalance between the public and private sectors that built up in the decade before the financial crisis began.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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This policy paper shows the policy of the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government.

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Published 24 April 2013
Last updated 8 May 2015 + show all updates
  1. Policy document from the 2010 to 2015 government preserved in a different format for reference
  2. Updated to include information announced at Spending Round 2013.
  3. First published.