Saturday December 14, 2019

Budget 2017 special: ‘What’s in it for us?’

Everyone conveniently forgot that five years ago we were looking at swingeing tax increases

16th October, 2016
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Budgets are all about context. They can’t be understood without a sense of the political situation the government of the day finds itself in, or without a good sense of the state of the international economy. Be assured the government has a good sense of both, if not a sure sense of how to deal with either.

Ministers are far from the disconnected, remote beings bombing around in the back of Mercs they...

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