The Great Debate UK
London-based Roger Bootle, director of Capital Economics and an advisor to business accountancy firm Deloitte, shares his thoughts on what Chancellor George Osborne’s budget may hold and its long-term effects on the economy.
Bootle suggests the coalition government must narrow the deficit for this year and give confidence to the markets that something will be done longer term to restore the economy to health.
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Picture Credit: Chancellor George Osborne (L), sits with Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg during a meeting at number 10 Downing Street in London June 21, 2010. REUTERS/Dominic Lipinski/Pool
-Roger Bootle is the managing director of Capital Economics. The opinions expressed are his own.-
I was invited to join the Future of Banking Commission by John (now Lord) McFall, then Chairman of the House of Commons Treasury Select Committee, to which I have been a specialist adviser for 13 years.