Saturday September 19, 2020

Darling’s maiden budget recedes into the background

It spoke volumes about Alistair Darling’s first budget that, by the end of the week, it was how MPs were spending taxpayers’ money on themselves, rather than how the chancellor planned to spend it on the rest of the country, that was making the headl

15th March, 2008

It spoke volumes about Alistair Darling’s first budget that, by the end of the week, it was how MPs were spending taxpayers’ money on themselves, rather than how the chancellor planned to spend it on the rest of the country, that was making the headlines.

The news that most MPs could claim up to stg£23,000 a year towards the cost of their second home, including as much as stg£10,000 on a new...

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