Tuesday June 2, 2020

Business and the Budget: wish fulfilment or gesture politics?

There were many announcements aimed at the business community. Jack Horgan-Jones delves behind the spin to look at the substance of the new measures.

11th October, 2017
What is behind the spin of the budget?

On the face of it, this budget delivered a great many things that were on the ‘business wishlist’ - many of which have been on that wishlist for a long time.

But when you dig a bit deeper, the question has to be asked: how much of this is going to drive real change, and how much is gesture politics for business?

Take, for example, the KEEP scheme (Key Employee Engagement Programme), the...

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