At the least, we can expect reduced growth worldwide – and a more expansionary Budget next month.
Posts Tagged: The 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.
My answer would be “maybe, provided the spending or tax cuts significantly improved our growth potential.”
The Chancellor could please every beer & cider drinker; charity donor; motorhome manufacturer, retailer and owner; caravan site owner, and public toilet user in Britain.
We cheer the mission. But government needs more compromise, art, tact and accomodation than campaigning alone allows.
Cameron’s memoirs offer a hint of where the occupant of Number 11 may look to raise property taxes instead.
Ministers have been asked to push the Government’s priorities – tackling crime, funding the NHS, “levelling up”. How can these be effected without faster growth?
David Gauke: As a non-Tory at the last election, my worry is that this Government won’t be Conservative enough
As a former Chief Secretary to the Treasury, I am uneasy about the bail-out of Flybe. Every time a private business is bailed out by the taxpayer, the pressure grows.
Plus: Open regional Tory offices but don’t take CCHQ out of London. The coming IR35 disaster. And: where will you be on January 31?
Perhaps the cost of dying all seems rather small fry, in relation to delivering Brexit by October 31. But there is likely to be a Budget ahead of the deadline.
Even if the headlines weren’t hogged by the ongoing Brexit votes, what could the Chancellor really announce?
Is the Treasury up for funding and voters up for supporting the ideas he sketched out ealier this week?
The Government is suggesting that it will make little difference in practical terms – but opposed it for symbolic and political reasons.
Applying it to second properties would see more stimulation in the market and see a quick and notable rise in established properties selling.