budget 2013

“My main aim this year is to avoid fucking up the Budget,” George Osborne is reported to have recently told colleagues. And
The poorest households are the biggest losers from the Government's tax policies, according to a union study. The TUC said
I think we can all agree that the level of debt and deficit within government and consumer accounts needs to be reduced in the long-term. Debt is no gift to leave to future generations, as Ralph Waldo Emerson said; "a man in debt is so far a slave".
Budget 2013 live : Follow George Osborne's announcement here with our 'At A Glance' guide to all the big decisions on the
The ten things you need to know on Sunday 17 March 2013... Budget 2013 live : Follow George Osborne's announcement here with
Budget 2013 live : Follow George Osborne's announcement here with our 'At A Glance' guide to all the big decisions on the
David Cameron did a good job of changing the way the Conservatives were perceived. He made them electable by painting the picture of a more centre ground, caring, inclusive political party. But this portrait, so carefully rendered, has turned out to be a highly idealised one.
A tax loophole which allows firms to dodge around £100 million a year in National Insurance will be closed in the Budget
According to new research published today by Asda (in the 'Mumdex'), mums reported that the rising cost of living is now three times as pressing an issue as youth unemployment and four times as pressing as violent crime.
Nick Clegg has spoken this week of the need to extend the Funding for Lending scheme and "put it on steroids". George Osborne, Vince Cable and the Bank of England are also desperate to get the scheme working for small businesses.