UK Budget 2012

How to Move Away From Bongo Bongo Land

Damon Boughen | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK Politics
Damon Boughen

Whilst I may have been involved with many development charities in my time, all the following is purely my own views. With that said, I think Godfrey Bloom may have been onto something with his recent comments; or at least would had been had we been discussing this twenty or thirty years ago...

Calls For Scrapping Of Tax As Beer Sales Fall Again

PA | Posted 25.01.2013 | UK

Beer sales have fallen for the eighth year in a row, with 381 million fewer pints being drunk in 2012, according to a new study. The British Beer a...

Michael Rundle

Housing Benefit: Londoners Fear Being Forced To Move, Whatever The Distance

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Rundle | Posted 25.04.2012 | UK

The claim by a London council that it is being forced to move its poorest tenants up to 170 miles away because of spiralling rents and a recently-impo...

50p Tax Cut Estimates 'Highly Uncertain', Warn MPs

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.04.2012 | UK Politics

Estimates used by George Osborne to justify the axing of the 50p top tax rate are "highly uncertain", an influential group of MPs warned today. The...

We Must Protect Philanthropy From the State

Francis Hoar | Posted 15.06.2012 | UK Politics
Francis Hoar

Rather than undermining a cornerstone of charitable giving, the government should be thinking of how it can reduce the tax burden on charities.

No Work and No Play

Colleen Becker | Posted 09.06.2012 | UK Politics
Colleen Becker

What should local authorities do when faced with youth unemployment, child obesity, increased gang activity, and rioting teens? Cut children's services!

Bad Friday? Cameron Defends Tax Impact Of Budget On Families

PA | Posted 05.06.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron dismissed claims families with children will lose £511 a year on average from today under tax and benefit changes - insisting the Torie...

Chancellor: 45p Tax Rate Isn't Temporary

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 27.03.2012 | UK Politics

George Osborne has robustly defended his decision to scrap the 50p tax rate, as "it raised no money at all". Speaking to MPs on the Treasury Select...

Osborne Finds The Pasty Tax Row Is Heating Up

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 28.03.2012 | UK Politics

George Osborne has come under fire from MPs for his decision to add 20% VAT on hot pasties and pies. In a grilling by John Mann MP, Osborne defend...

Chancellor "Genuinely" Didn't Know Who Leaked The Budget

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 27.03.2012 | UK Politics

The Chancellor has fended off allegations that the many parts of his latest Budget had been leaked to the press beforehand. Under questioning by t...

Former Top Tory Adviser Attacks Osborne's 'Weak' Budget

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 27.03.2012 | UK Politics

The Chancellor's plans for economic recovery have been dismissed as "rather weak", by one of the City's top economists. The government has placed a...

Labour Attacks £500m Cut In Planned NHS Spending

PA | Posted 23.05.2012 | UK Politics

Chancellor George Osborne was accused by Labour tonight of raiding the NHS budget as it emerged that planned spending by the health service has been r...

Budget 2012: A Christian Response

Jonty Langley | Posted 23.05.2012 | UK Politics
Jonty Langley

I am a winner. Not in terms of the important stuff like being handsome or sporty or dressing well, but in terms of the 2012 Budget. A quick spin on th...

GALLERY: 20 Pictures Of George Osborne Looking Evil

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 27.06.2013 | UK Politics

George Osborne thinks it's hilarious that Ed Miliband resembles Wallace from Wallace and Gromit. But surely it's better to look like a lovable plastic...

The Most Competitive Tax System in the World?

Luke Pollard | Posted 21.05.2012 | UK Politics
Luke Pollard

The simple message for the Chancellor coming out of this Budget from the travel industry is this: we support your efforts to make the UK the most competitive place to do business in the world, but to do this we need you to apply that logic to every tax, not just the ones voters have heard about.

Ed Miliband's Response to the Budget

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.03.2012 | UK Politics

Mr Deputy Speaker. The Chancellor spoke for an hour. But there was one phrase that did not pass his lips. One claim he has abandoned. ...

Osborne's Budget: The Verdict

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 21.03.2012 | UK Politics

George Osborne has delivered his 2012 Budget to the Commons, and as expected the 50p top rate of tax is being cut to 45p, a measure which will come in...

Osborne Reveals Higher Growth Predictions

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.03.2012 | UK Politics

The Chancellor has predicted slightly better than expected economic growth as he unveiled a Budget, which he said, "rewards working families and helps...

What's Your Tax Being Spent On?

Huffington Post UK / PA | Posted 19.05.2012 | UK Politics

Every taxpayer is to receive a personal statement spelling out exactly how much of their income is paid to the state and on what it is being spent. ...

What's Your Tax Being Spent On?

Huffington Post UK / PA | Posted 19.05.2012 | UK Politics

Every taxpayer is to receive a personal statement spelling out exactly how much of their income is paid to the state and on what it is being spent. ...

George, We Need a Budget for Growth

Stephen Caddick | Posted 19.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Stephen Caddick

We need a Budget which will enable those who want to create wealth to do so, and those already doing so to create more of it; a Budget that will safeguard the future of our young people, already more perilous than for many years, and to improve their employability and skills. It will be interesting to see which approach the Chancellor chooses.

What's In The Budget? We Already Know Much Of It

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 20.03.2012 | UK Politics

On the week before the Budget, ministers who have been involved in deciding it normally go into a state of "purdah" and not say anything in advance ab...

Family Fortunes are in Freefall - The Chancellor Must Act

Helen Dent | Posted 18.05.2012 | UK Politics
Helen Dent

With the Budget now just days away the families that we work with are waiting with baited breath to see if the Chancellor will throw their finances a lifeline or push them further beneath the waves.

Osborne Ready To Axe 50p Tax Rate In Budget

Posted 17.03.2012 | UK Politics

George Osborne is putting the finishing touches to his Budget amid claims he is prepared to cut the 50p top rate of tax. Downing Street insisted th...

Pre-Budget Warning For Osborne

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.05.2012 | UK Politics

Chancellor George Osborne was issued a pre-Budget warning by an influential credit rating agency as it issued a "negative" outlook on the prospects of...