Budget Responsibility and National Audit Act 2011

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Budget Responsibility and National Audit Act 2011
Long title
Citation 2011 c 4
Introduced by Lord Sassoon
Territorial extent England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland
Royal assent March 22, 2011 (2011-03-22)
Commencement 23 March 2011; 4 April 2011[1]
Other legislation
Relates to Fiscal Responsibility Act 2010
Status: Current legislation
History of passage through Parliament
Records of Parliamentary debate relating to the statute from Hansard, at TheyWorkForYou
Text of statute as originally enacted
Text of the Budget Responsibility and National Audit Act 2011 as in force today (including any amendments) within the United Kingdom, from legislation.gov.uk

The Budget Responsibility and National Audit Act 2011 (c. 4) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It provides a statutory footing for the already-established Office for Budget Responsibility, and requires the treasury to set out its approach to fiscal policy in a Charter for Budget Responsibility. It also sets out a new structure for the National Audit Office and repeals the Fiscal Responsibility Act 2010.

It was introduced in the House of Lords by the Commercial Secretary to the Treasury Lord Sassoon, on behalf of the Government, and it received Royal Assent on 22 March 2011.

Office for Budget Responsibility[edit]

The Office for Budget Responsibility was initially constituted in shadow form by the Conservative party opposition in December 2009.[2] It was then formally created by the new government after the general election in May 2010, before being put on a statutory footing by this Act.

The OBR provides independent economic forecasts as background to the preparation of the UK budget.[3]