Four Tests for Budget 2017
The members Community Platform will judge Budget 2017 particularly in terms of the following four tests:
- Test 1: Will Budget 2017 redistribute income towards the poorest 20%
- Test 2: Will Budget 2017 strengthen access to quality employment?
- Test 3: Will Budget 2017 restore and strengthen public services which are of particular importance to people on low income?
- Test 4: Will the impact of Budget 2017 be assessed to ensure that all provisions reduce poverty and inequality?