A drama-free Budget

beboldCurrent affairs, Policy

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Chancellors of the Exchequer like to spring a Budget surprise when they can. Usually the final flourish in the speech to the House, it’s become known as the ‘rabbit out of the hat’ by the media.

Pension changes hidden in the Budget

beboldCurrent affairs, Pensions, Policy

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One or two notable exceptions for self-employed people aside, this week’s Budget from the Chancellor of the Exchequer has been widely viewed as something of a non-event for most people. However there is usually something worthy of note tucked away in the detail, even if the Chancellor doesn’t make it part of his speech…