Cabinet Office blocks publication of OBR economic forecast

Treasury forecaster’s report was expected to show decline in UK public finances

The government’s top civil servant has blocked publication of a report by the Treasury’s economic forecaster that was expected to show the UK’s public finances have deteriorated over the last eight months.

Mark Sedwill, the head of the Cabinet Office, pulled the plug only an hour before the Office for Budget Responsibility was due to send out documents that were also expected to chart how Brexit uncertainty has worsened the outlook for public finances.

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Author: Phillip Inman | Source

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