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“In light of what has emerged as a clear view among colleagues and a significant section of the public, I have decided not to proceed…”
Fudge, delay or in-fighting won’t make it go away. It must be dealt with swiftly.
Our Blurrt analysis shows how anger over Hammond’s NIC rise for some of the self-employed grew in the Budget’s aftermath
Mass analysis of Twitter reaction shows its reputation was sealed by mid-afternoon. The proportion of angry tweets reached half the total.
Anger, disgust, happiness and even love – Blurrt analysis of the live Twitter reaction to the Budget
Studying 43,639 Tweets posted during Hammond’s speech and Corbyn’s reply shows the challenge facing the Chancellor.
Bright Blue, the Institute of Economic Affairs, the Resolution Foundation and others give their views.
The Chancellor sounded as if he was auditioning for a role in the Christmas panto.
He sets out to deliver his first and last Spring Budget.
Ben Roback: Trump should turn his attention to passing his budget, instead of stumbling from crisis to crisis
Republicans will need the support of some Democrats to get a budget through Congress
From business rates to car insurance, errors are being made.
“This is my first Autumn Statement as Chancellor…I have decided that it will also be my last.”
Hammond wants no longer to treat it as a second Budget-style political opportunity. That may turn out to be better in principle than in practice.
Sponsored Post: Gavin Partington: Over 2,000 small business owners call on the Chancellor to think again about the soft drinks tax
The policy risks more than 4,000 jobs but will only reduce calorie intake by five calories per person, per day.
Sponsored Post: Pev Manners: The only impact a soft drinks tax will have is on small British businesses like Belvoir Fruit Farms
Demonising one product surely cannot be the answer.
Sponsored Post: Linda Sood – If the Conservatives really are the party of business, they should scrap the soft drinks tax
Small retailers will be hit hard.