MPs are debating the detail of the Budget today, and will doubtless pick over some of the lines from George Osborne’s round of interviews this morning, particularly the confusion over… Continue reading The post Forget beer and petrol: will MPs debate monetary policy today? appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Nick Clegg should end this farce, let the Wookie win, and allow a party with Balls take over the government. He has no future as a politician. Why doesn't he try being a patriot, for once? Ryan Avent: >Britain's budget: Not the result they'd hoped for: GEORGE OSBORNE, Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer, is out with the government's new budget. Show More Summary
From my Morning Briefing: subscribe here The Mail's Maggie montage made George Osborne choke on his toast, he says, but I suspect he'll be broadly pleased with the headlines and comment on his Budget. There are plenty of criticisms about either specific measures – the turbo boost for housing in particular – or the tone [...]
BUDGET: DAVIS CALLS FOR MORE TAX CUTS Senior Tory David Davis has called on Chancellor George Osborne to "go further" with cuts in corporation tax and capital gains tax to help boost growth. MPs will debate the Budget today. Labour is...Show More Summary
The chancellor should start by abolishing national insurance, writes Tim Harford In his opening words, George Osborne dismissed the idea of “easy answers to problems built up over many years”. A shame. There may be no way through our economic swamp, but there are plenty of things Mr Osborne can do to sort out the [...]
George Osborne is edging Britain closer to an American-style government-backed mortgage market by promising to underwrite £130bn of new home loans over the next three years.Mr Osborne’s advisers insist that the new “Help to Buy” scheme will not lay the foundations for a UK-style Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac. Show More Summary
Evening Headlin es Bloomb er g: Osborne Pledges Five More Years of U.K. Austerity. U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne held firm to his austerity plan as the economy continues to stagnate, saying government spending cuts will carry on for three years after the 2015 election. Show More Summary
If this was a Budget for Sun readers, then it hasn’t quite worked out as well as George Osborne might have hoped. The newspaper sounded pretty cheery this morning with… Continue reading The post Osborne’s pitch to Sun-reading voters caught up in Leveson row appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Well, at least business is pleased. It may not like the top line figures showing there's hardly any momentum in the economy. But comment off the back of George Osborne's fourth Budget showed they liked a plethora of measures, as theShow More Summary
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AS BRITAIN's chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne delivers his budget statement to parliament, our correspondents assess its political and economic implications
Cheaper beer but is it legal? Delivering the budget today Chancellor George Osborne announced the reduction in beer duty by 1p per pint. However it did not do the same for wine. We have been wondering if the Treasury has cleared this...Show More Summary
Britain's independent Office for Budget Responsibility slashed its growth forecasts ahead of George Osborne's Budget on Wednesday. But even so -- it now has the unusual distinction of being more optimistic about Britain's long-term economic health than the Bank of England, often pilloried for its own rose-tinted views.
Off course, but determined to stick to it. Having no money to spend, but still able to deliver tax cuts for people and businesses. This was a Budget of paradoxes. George Osborne was forced to read out a grim set of economic forecasts...Show More Summary
(Credit: Screenshot by CNET UK) The U.K. budget was leaked on Twitter today, granting politically minded surfers a sneak peek at George Osborne's number crunching ahead of time. The key aspects of the chancellor's new measures -- including...Show More Summary
There were so many measures unveiled by George Osborne today that it will take teams of accountants some weeks to go through them all. In the absence of that, it can be said that the chancellor was imaginative, listened and...
For the opening half of George Osborne’s Budget speech, the Labour front bench was busy waving around copies of the Evening Standard’s front page. This was visibly putting Osborne off;… Continue reading The post The Budget puts petrol in the Tories’ political tank appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Journalist suspended and investigation demanded after Standard spills extraordinary sneak preview of Budget First Reaction LAST UPDATED AT 15:41 ON Wed 20 Mar 2013 LABOUR is demanding an urgent investigation into how the contents ofShow More Summary
After last year's omnishambolic offering, George Osborne desperately needed to avoid a repeat with this budget. And at first glance he managed it. Even though economists and hacks with a taste for these things are sifting the small print in search of the inevitable hidden tax rises, it was a much more coherently constructed package. [...]
So, how was it for you and yours? Economists and political geeks are now poring over the small print from George Osborne's fourth Budget. As expected, I've already been asked on air: what does it mean for Wales? The answer: it depends...Show More Summary