Clegg said today:
"It doesn’t cover what we’re going to do in future budgets to build on the steps that we included in this budget to make the tax system fairer"
So we renew our challenge to Nick Clegg, George Osborne and Danny Alexander: can the Treasury set out how they believe their progressive "future intentions" should be included in the IFS' distributional modelling?
The IFS analysis shows that the decisions which have been taken so far by this government are regresssive. When the government makes further decisions, they will include them in their analysis - with the next major IFS briefing taking place the day after the comprehensive spending review.
But it sounds as though Nick Clegg thinks they should place less faith in Robert Chote's number-crunchers, and employ a clairvoyant octopus to do their budget modelling too.