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Structural - to give us flexibility to respond to external shocks; Current - to protect the most productive public investment; And credible - because the Office for Budget Responsibility, not the Chancellor, will decide on the output gap. In order to place our fiscal credibility beyond doubt, this mandate will be supplemented by a fixed target for debt, which in this Parliament is to ensure that debt is falling as a share of GDP by I can confirm that, on the basis of the measures to be announced in this Budget, the judgement of the Office for Budget Responsibility published today, is that we are on track to meet these goals.
Indeed, I can tell the House that because we have taken a cautious approach, we are set to meet them one year earlier - in Or to put it another way, we are on track to have debt falling and a What is a self reliant and independent national economy structural current budget by the end of this Parliament.
Mr Deputy Speaker, at this point in the Budget speech, the Chancellor would normally read out their own set of economic and fiscal forecasts.
They normally tell you more about the political cycle than the economic one. Those days have gone for good. Instead I will give the House the latest forecasts from the independent Office for Budget Responsibility, taking into account the measures in the Budget.
Growth in the UK economy for the coming five years is estimated to be: Consumer price inflation is expected to reach 2. And let me take this opportunity to confirm that the inflation target remains at 2 per cent as measured by the Consumer Prices Index.
The unemployment rate is forecast by the Office for Budget Responsibility to peak this year at 8. Some have suggested that there is a choice between dealing with our debts and going for growth.
That is a false choice. The crisis in the Eurozone shows that unless we deal with our debts there will be no growth.
And these forecasts demonstrate that a credible plan to cut our budget deficit goes hand in hand with a steady and sustained economic recovery, with low inflation and falling unemployment.
What is more the forecast shows a gradual rebalancing of the economy, with business investment and exports playing a greater role and government spending and debt-fuelled consumption a smaller role.
A sustainable private sector recovery built on a new model of economic growth, instead of pumping the debt bubble back up.
Part of the reason, as we have always argued, is that tighter fiscal policy can enable interest rates to stay lower for longer. And as the Governor of the Bank of England confirmed this last week at the Mansion House, ''if prospects for growth were to weaken, the outlook for inflation would probably be lower and monetary policy could then respond.
As the Office for Budget Responsibility notes in today's Budget document, any such comparison would be ''misleading'', because last week's forecast included the lower interest rates that expectations of this week's Budget have already brought about. So as Sir Alan Budd and his colleagues have written, to actually follow the fiscal path set out by the previous Government ''would lead to higher interest rates and so lower economic activity'' than his forecast showed.
Mr Deputy Speaker, let me now turn to the measures in the Budget designed to deliver this accelerated reduction in the structural deficit. The coalition Government believes that the bulk of the reduction must come from lower spending rather than higher taxes.
The country has overspent; it has not been under-taxed. Our approach is supported by the international evidence, compiled by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, the International Monetary Fund and others, which found that consolidations delivered through lower spending are more effective at correcting deficits and boosting growth than consolidations delivered through tax increases.
This is the origin of our This evidence has been available in the Treasury for some time, but was only published in a redacted form by the previous Government.
We intend to follow international best practice and the Treasury's own analysis. My measures today mean that 77 per cent of the total consolidation will be achieved through spending reductions and 23 per cent through tax increases.
I believe this gets the balance right.
As a result of the measures I will announce today, public sector net borrowing will be: As a share of the economy, borrowing will fall from We now know, thanks to last week's Office for Budget Responsibility forecast, that the structural current deficit is significantly larger than we were told - 0.
Thanks to my action today, the structural current balance will be minus 4. That deficit will then be eliminated to plus 0. In other words, it will be in surplus. Public sector net debt as a share of GDP will be 62 per cent this year, before peaking at 70 per cent in Because of our action today, it then begins to fall, to 69 per cent in and then 67 per cent in While under the plans we inherited, debt would have increased every full year of this Parliament.
Mr Deputy Speaker, I have one further announcement to make regarding macroeconomic policy. I can confirm that, as set out in the coalition agreement, this Government will not be joining the euro in this Parliament.
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