On Thursday 7 March, Tom Josephs, Member of the Budget Responsibility Committee, OBR, and will give a post-Spring Budget briefing. He will be joined by Steve Farrington, OBR’s Chief of Staff.
Tom Josephs joined the Budget Responsibility Committee in September 2023.
After starting his career in a private sector consultancy, Tom worked in HM Treasury from 2000 to 2010 in a range of roles covering macroeconomics, Budget policy coordination, and fiscal analysis and forecasting. In 2010 he was appointed to the OBR as its first Chief of Staff and led the establishment and development of the organisation in its early years. In 2013, Tom joined the International Monetary Fund as a Senior Economist in the Fiscal Affairs Department providing advice on fiscal policy, analysis and institutions in a range of countries in Africa, the Middle East and Europe.
He returned to the UK Civil Service in 2016, first as Director of Trade Policy at the Department for International Trade, then from 2019 as Director of Fiscal Group leading HM Treasury’s work on fiscal policy and government financing through Covid, and then from 2022 at the Department for Work and Pensions as Director for Private Pensions.
This event will be held live via Zoom from 11.00am-12.00pm. It will be chaired by Catherine Connolly, founder, economicsense and member of the SPE Council.