Commentary

Key personal & political events

2014 Sep 15 Mo
Collins (Christopher)

Budget: “The Origins of the Budget in 1980” (pre-history of the 1981 budget in events of Jul-Dec 1980)

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), pp102-122
Journalist: -
Editorial comments: See also the Lankester essay from the same collection, which begins at the point Collins ends.
Importance ranking: Major
Word count: 27pp
Themes: Executive, Conservatism, Economy (general discussions), Monetary policy, Public spending & borrowing, Taxation, Leadership