Constantin Gurdgiev: 2 key budget promises watered down by Finance Bill
Meanwhile, the worst specimen of the family will probably escape largely unscathed
From the pure PR perspective, Budget Day announcements are designed to excite core political constituencies. finance bills, to the contrary, serve the opposite purpose: the minor adjustments to the big ticket measures announced in the Budget, published in the Finance Bill are designed to add specificity or validity to the Budgetary process.
In a way, therefore, the Finance Bills serve as a behavioural anchor upon which the Government establishes public confidence in the budget measures.
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