At the least, we can expect reduced growth worldwide – and a more expansionary Budget next month.
Posts Tagged: Budget
The former Chancellor can become spokesman for a cause, and it isn’t hard to see what it could be: lower spending and taxes.
The author of the final piece in our mini-series identifies corporation tax, stamp duty, national insurance and investment allowances as targets for action.
We must level-up the country. By providing the funds we need, the Government will send a vote of confidence in the power of local decision-making.
In the first piece of a mini-series, our guest author also argues the Government should look again at IR35, and make it more worthwhile to work.
Simply scrapping higher rate tax relief would be an act of fiscal hooliganism, but the Chancellor has other options available to him.
If the Daily Telegraph catches a whiff of threatened tax rises, it will offer pretty robust coverage.
Robert Halfon: A new, magical Conservative leader with presents for all? Sorry – I don’t believe in Santa Claus.
Plus: Bad Tory language. Cutting VAT, Good Conservative news for workers. And: a second referendum – not a People’s Vote but a Cheater’s Vote.
For councils – unlike others in the public sector – austerity has been real. It is ending. But planning powers are being diminished.
The despondent faces of grown-up people on the Labour benches suggested they know his measures will be very hard to oppose.
“Under this Conservative Government austerity is coming to an end – but discipline will remain.” – Hammond’s Budget speech, full text
“Now we have reached a defining moment on this, long, hard journey. Opening a new chapter in our country’s economic history.”
“The approach that I’m going to be setting out tomorrow is based on the assumption, as is the OBR’s report, of a deal being done with the European Union.”
Joel Davidson and Amir Sadjady: Bold measures are needed from Hammond next week to save our high streets
Not only are Business Rates too high,but the system of appeals to the Valuation Office is too complicated and remote.
An ominous calm reigned and one half expected the Prime Minister to choose a hymn to match.
In the first article of a new mini-series, the economist urges the Chancellor to deploy the savings and revenues secured by leaving the EU.