Chancellor George Osborne will present his fifth Budget on 19 March. He will speak for over an hour in the House of Commons discussing/spinning the state of the economy and outlining his policies for spending over the next 12 months.
See The Andrew Marr Show on BBC1 last Sunday with George Osborne and Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls.
Beer, fuel and tobacco duties usually take a battering every year. Stamp duty, inheritance tax and business rates are also popular targets for clawing back money into the Treasury. Conversely, payment of income tax has been reduced by the Coalition over the past few years so this budget will see taxable salaries fixed at a minimum of £10,000.
And this year there is talk of a new ‘garden city’ at Ebbsfleet in Kent.
Read the latest pre-budget spoilers in three very different newspapers:
Even HM Treasury has a presence on YouTube. Everyone’s at it!
It’s probably because the official government website looks so boring…
And finally….10 historic budgets. Check out Norman Lamont’s ‘special adviser’ in the oversized jacket. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-26534862