Budget 2021: Four issues that critics say had been lacking

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Another revered economist, Paul Johnson, director on the Institute of Fiscal Studies, agreed that the Budget left an enormous query mark over Covid prices. He tweeted: “Spending plans from 2022 include precisely nothing for dealing with additional pressures arising from the pandemic, of which there are plenty. In fact they involve spending cuts relative to pre-pandemic plans. Is that really credible?”

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