PwC Benchmark of Public Budgets in the German States
PwC Länderfinanzbenchmarking 2013

PwC Germany has set a widely recognised standard for the annual financial reporting on German states and municipalities with the publication of the "PwC Benchmark of Public Budgets 2013". As a sequel of last year's study – "On the way to a consolidation – a comparison of the financial situation of the German states" – it carries forward the financial forecast for 2020, which is the year when the German debt brake takes effect for the German states. It furthermore provides insightful comparisons of public expenditure on different policy areas and adds information on causes and prospects based on the demographic change.