Chancellor Philip Hammond surprised those anticipating a boring Budget by littering his speech with jokes and gags. However, there were definitely none of the pyrotechnic policies that were prominent in the last Chancellor’s Budgets (e.g. the sugar levy), as the substance of ‘Spreadsheet Phil’s’ announcements lived up to his nickname. And, needless to say, the state of the public finances remain no laughing matter. Continue reading
Budget 2016: Growth forecasts downgraded
Today was George Osborne’s eighth Budget. Here are some of the key features.
Live Budget Blog: March 16th 2016
Ulster Economix will be blogging live on Wednesday 16th March from when the Chancellor takes the floor, around 12.30pm. Continue reading
Budget Preview: Will a spoonful of sugar (tax) help the austerity go down?
*** Follow our Live Budget Blog today from 1230pm ***
Today George Osborne will deliver his eighth Budget. If you add in Autumn Statements and Spending Reviews, the current Chancellor has delivered thirteen fiscal events before he gets to his feet today. Horse racing enthusiasts would pour over these to assess the Chancellor’s fiscal form and make predictions on what we may expect to see. Continue reading
Chancellor performs fiscal escapology but austerity isn’t over yet
**The Autumn Statement and Spending Review as it happened, on our live blog.**
The Chancellor has developed something of a reputation for over-promising and under-delivering when it comes to fiscal austerity. He certainly didn’t shed this image today in the first all-Conservative Spending Review since the mid-1990s.
Live Blog: Autumn Statement
We ran a live blog during the
#AutumnStatement and Spending Review on Wednesday 25th November, 2015. You can find updates, comment and analysis below.
Live blog: July 8th Budget
We’ll be live blogging during the UK Budget today (July 8th). You can follow updates here from when the Chancellor takes the floor at around 12.30pm.