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Openness is needed on budget plans

The way the government is trying to manage the emergence of news about the forthcoming budget may be good politics, but it is bad economics.

13th October, 2012

The way the government is trying to manage the emergence of news about the forthcoming budget may be good politics, but it is bad economics. Fear and caution, largely driven by speculation about what would be in the budget, have delivered another serious hit to consumer confidence.

The government should, as far as possible, clarify what it intends and allow debate on key issues, rather than going through the usual ritual of trying to scare...

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