Housing, the economy and public expenditure

This chapter discusses the record levels of equity withdrawal in 2003, and the uncertain prospects for the housing market in 2004/05. It then focuses on the breakdown of the EU stability pact, and discusses the strengths and omissions of the HM Treasury paper making the case for the UK prudential framework for public spending and borrowing. It concludes with the latest employment projections from Warwick University, and an outline of the 2004 Spending Review.

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Figure 2.1.1 Equity withdrawal as a percentage of consumer spending Figure 2.1.1 (PDF)
Table 2.1.1 Male and female employment 20022012 Table 2.1.1 (PDF)   Table 2.1.1 (Excel)
Table 2.1.2 Employment by occupational category 19822012 Table 2.1.2 (PDF)   Table 2.1.2 (Excel)
Table 2.1.3 Employment by region 19822012 Table 2.1.3 (PDF)   Table 2.1.3 (Excel)
Table 2.1.4 2004 Spending Review Departmental Expenditure Limits (DEL) Table 2.1.4 (PDF)   Table 2.1.4 (Excel)
Table 2.1.5 2004 Spending Review: Total Managed Expenditure (TME) Table 2.1.5 (PDF)   Table 2.1.5 (Excel)

Note: The majority of the tables in The Review contain UK-based figures, but sometimes figures for Great Britain are used depending upon the sources. All other tables will refer to the country(ies) concerned. Where English regional figures are shown, this is usually indicated in the title. Tables showing breakdowns between England, Wales, Scotland and/or Northern Ireland are indicated with a single *, and those showing international comparisons with two **.

Data in tables and figures is frequently rounded and/or updated and therefore will not always add up exactly.