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Budget 2016: ‘a Budget for small businesses’

George Osborne may have been labelled the “lucky chancellor” in his November statement, but declaring “Britain is open for business” the watchword for Mr Osborne’s eight Budget would be ‘bullish’. (more…)

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Budget Coverage 2015

George Osborne delivered his sixth Budget on Wednesday 18 March to a packed audience at the House of Commons. (more…)

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Autumn Statement: devil is in the detail

The devil is in the detail – or so they say. As economists pore over the finer points of the 2015 Autumn Statement, business leaders are calling the new apprenticeship levy a “sting in the tail” for employers. (more…)

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Benefits cut steals headlines in Autumn Review

While Chancellor George Osborne was making headlines with his surprise U-turn over tax credits, the combined Spending Review and Autumn Statement was surprisingly muted with no shock announcements and taxes relatively untouched.Millions of low paid families will not now see their benefits cut in April, although the relief for many will be temporary because tax credits will be phased out by 2018. (more…)

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Summer budget – detailed notes

George Osborne delivered the first Conservative-only Budget yesterday for nearly 20 years.

Our full Budget Summary (including all the small print) is available to download. (more…)

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Chancellor gives Britain a pay rise

It was the first Conservative Budget for nearly 20 years – and, for all the bluster that you’d expect for such an occasion, the sentiment from Chancellor George Osborne was clear: Britain deserves a pay rise.

Speaking in a packed House of Commons, Mr Osborne set out plans to cut welfare spending and increase some taxes – but also boost the minimum wage – as he aims to get Britain back in the black. (more…)

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Summer budget for new Tory-only government

Chancellor George Osborne is to deliver a second Budget this year on 8 July following the Conservatives’ win in the general election. (more…)

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Budget 2015: Reaction

Budget 2015: Reaction

By Tom Saltmer
Now the dust has settled on the Chancellor’s speech we can look in more detail at the policy measures introduced. With the General Election less than two months away the 2015 Budget was always expected to be overtly political, and so it proved – but what about the policy announcements in the 2015 Budget? (more…)

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Budget 2015: Britain is ‘walking tall’

It might have been a Budget of clichés but Chancellor George Osborne delivered a bullish pre-election Budget that highlighted the success of the current government – and blasted the opposition. (more…)

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Budget Statement, Autumn 2014


On Wednesday 3 December, Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne delivered his Autumn Statement to Parliament. (more…)

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