On 23 September 2022, the Chancellor, Kwasi Kwarteng, made a series of announcements in a fiscal statement which shocked the country and the international market for our debt. Importantly, he deliberately chose not to publish the forecasts carried out by the Office of Budget Responsibility, and there is speculation that these forecasts would show a projected shortfall of anything up to £60 billion, presumably a year. As this is clearly a huge cost to the nation during a time of crisis, I believe it is only right and proper that these forecasts should be made public immediately. As such, I have requested them from the OBR formally, and as a Freedom of Information Act request via What Do They Know.
If I get any information on this, I will post an analysis in a further post.