The State of the State 2022/23


This year’s Deloitte State of the State report finds public attitudes deeply affected by the cost of living crisis, pessimistic for the future and passionate about climate change.

After years of reacting to crises, the report finds officials across the public sector eager for reform and calling for bold decisions about the future of government and public services.

The public are split on the right balance between taxes, borrowing and public spending.

Some 33 per cent say they want lower taxes or borrowing, compared to 29 per cent who want higher public spending than at present and 17 per cent who want to retain the current balance of tax and spend. This suggests an appetite for change, but no consensus on the right direction.


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