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This publication is available at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/budget-representations-guidance/guidance-for-submitting-your-budget-or-autumn-statement-representation
1. What is a Budget representation?
A Budget representation is a written representation from an interest group, individual or representative body to HM Treasury with the aim of commenting on government policy and suggesting new policy ideas for inclusion in the next Budget. HM Treasury welcomes representations as part of the policy-making process.
If you have a question or comment that is not a Budget representation, please contact the Central Enquiries Unit using the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Should you be unable to submit your representation online, you can send it by post to:
The Correspondence and Enquiry Unit
1 Horse Guards Road
2. What to include in your representation
In order to inform policy development for the Budget, your representation should contain policy suggestions for the upcoming fiscal event and explain the policy rationale, costs, benefits and deliverability of proposals. It should also be evidence based, providing clear arguments on how it contributes to the aims of the Budget.
You may wish to consider:
- likely effectiveness and value for money
- revenue implications for the Exchequer
- wider macroeconomic implications (for economic stability and growth)
- sectoral impacts
- distributional impacts
- administrative and compliance costs and issues
- legislative and operational requirements
- environmental impact
HM Treasury will not consider representations which are not practicable and/or that violate HM Treasury’s legal obligations, including but not limited to State aid, human rights and diversity.
HM Treasury will delete representations which are inappropriate or offensive.
3. How to submit your Budget representation
The Budget 2018 representations portal has now closed.
4. What happens once you have submitted the form
If you are submitting your representation by filling out our short survey, when successfully submitted you should see a “thank you” page, which confirms we have received your representation.
If you are submitting your representation by email, when successfully submitted you should receive an auto-reply as confirmation that we have received your representation.
It should be noted that representations will not receive a bespoke written reply.
5. Data Protection and Freedom of Information
6. Freedom of Information contact
Any Freedom of Information Act queries should be directed to:
Correspondence and Enquiry Unit, 2/W1
Freedom of Information Section
1 Horse Guards Road London
Tel: 020 7270 4558