Stand-Still Scenario

The Irish Fiscal Advisory Council’s “Stand-Still” Scenario is an illustrative exercise that provides estimates of the cost of maintaining today’s level of public services and benefits in real terms over the medium term.

The Council considers that estimates produced in this scenario could form an important input into the expenditure planning process; one which can enrich the evidence base for budgetary decisions.

2020 on

In 2020, the Long-term Sustainability Report replaced the Stand-Still scenario.

From May 2021 on, the Stand-Still scenario was incorporated into the Fiscal Assessment Report.

June 2019

Stand-Still Scenario for Government Spending, 2020–2023

May 2018

Stand-Still Scenario for Government Spending in the Medium Term, 2019–2023