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About Comprehensive Spending Review 2020
The UK has a well-established budgeting framework, through which a spending review is carried out approximately every 3 years to allocate funding to departments. This provides certainty for departments to plan ahead.
The Comprehensive Spending Review 2020 will allow the government to consider its priorities across all spending over multiple years.
What a Comprehensive Spending Review representation is
A Comprehensive Spending Review representation is a written representation that comments on government policy or suggests new policy ideas for the Comprehensive Spending Review. It can be submitted by an interest group, individual or representative body to HM Treasury.
HM Treasury welcomes representations as part of the policy-making process.
What to include in your representation
In order to inform policy development for the Comprehensive Spending Review, your representation should contain policy suggestions for the upcoming fiscal event and explain the desired outcome, policy rationale, costs, benefits and deliverability of proposals.
It should be evidence-based, with clear arguments on how it contributes to the aims of the Comprehensive Spending Review.
You may wish to consider the following priorities of the Comprehensive Spending Review:
strengthening the UK’s economic recovery from COVID-19 by prioritising jobs and skills
levelling up economic opportunity across all nations and regions of the country by investing in infrastructure, innovation and people – thus closing the gap with our competitors by spreading opportunity, maximising productivity and improving the value add of each hour worked
improving outcomes in public services, including supporting the NHS and taking steps to cut crime and ensure every young person receives a superb education
making the UK a scientific superpower, including leading in the development of technologies that will support the government’s ambition to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050
strengthening the UK’s place in the world
improving the management and delivery of our commitments, ensuring that all departments have the appropriate structures and processes in place to deliver their outcomes and commitments on time and within budget
HM Treasury will not consider representations which are not practicable or that violate legal obligations, including but not limited to state aid, human rights and diversity.
HM Treasury will delete representations that are inappropriate or offensive.
How to submit your Comprehensive Spending Review representation
The Comprehensive Spending Review 2020 representations portal is now closed. HM Treasury was accepting representations until 24 September 2020, at which point the portal was closed.
What happens once you have submitted the form
If you submit your representation by filling out our survey, you will see a “thank you” page confirming it has been received.
If you submit your representation by email, you should receive an auto-reply confirming it has been received.
Representations will not receive bespoke written replies.
Freedom of Information
Any Freedom of Information Act queries should be directed to:
Correspondence and Enquiry Unit, 2/W1
Freedom of Information Section
1 Horse Guards Road
Tel: 020 7270 4558
If you have any other question or comment that is not a Comprehensive Spending Review representation, please contact the Central Enquiries Unit at firstname.lastname@example.org