Commentary

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2014 Sep 15 Mo
Lankester (Tim)

Budget: “The 1981 Budget: how did it come about?” (budget-making Jan-Mar 1981)

Document type: Press
Document kind: Essay
Venue: -
Source: Duncan Needham & Anthony Hotson Expansionary Fiscal Contraction: The Thatcher Government’s 1981 Budget in perspective (Cambridge UP, 2014), pp10-36
Journalist: -
Editorial comments: See also the Collins essay from the same collection, which ends at the point Lankester begins.
Importance ranking: Major
Word count: 27pp
Themes: Executive, Conservatism, Economy (general discussions), Monetary policy, Public spending & borrowing, Taxation, Leadership