from The Great Debate UK:

Key tests for the emergency budget

June 21, 2010

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-Thomas Story is tax director at BDO LLP. The opinions expressed are his own.  Join Reuters for a live discussion with guests as UK Chancellor George Osborne makes  an emergency budget statement at 12:30 p.m. British time on Tuesday, June 22, 2010.-

from The Great Debate UK:

Banks, borrowing, bonds and Britain’s budget

June 21, 2010

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-Laurence Copeland is a professor of finance at Cardiff University Business School and a co-author of “Verdict on the Crash” published by the Institute of Economic Affairs. The opinions expressed are his own. Join Reuters for a live discussion with guests as UK Chancellor George Osborne makes  an emergency budget statement at 12:30 p.m. British time on Tuesday, June 22, 2010.-

This may hurt a little

June 8, 2010

Britons are being prepared for the hardest of hard times. Prime Minister David Cameron has warned the public that they will feel the impact of deficit-cutting decisions for years and maybe even decades. Cameron justifies the pain by saying that doing nothing about debt would be disastrous and that Britain will come out of the other side as a stronger country.

Budget for votes riskily delays UK debt pain

March 25, 2010

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Defence industry needs PR rethink

September 2, 2009

defenceBritain’s defence industry held its annual public relations exercise on Tuesday at London’s swanky Atrium Restaurant in Westminster.

from The Great Debate UK:

Government must deliver on Olympic legacy promise

August 10, 2009

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from The Great Debate UK:

Budget boost for savers

April 24, 2009

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--Fay Goddard is chief executive of the Personal Finance Society. The opinions expressed are her own.--

Punters cash in on Darling’s budget tie choice

April 22, 2009

Smokers and top earners were clear losers in Britain’s budget this year, as the government hiked taxes on cigarettes and the highest incomes.

What did you think of the Budget?

April 22, 2009

Chancellor Alistair Darling has made his second annual Budget speech to parliament. Among the measures announced to the House were an increase in petrol duty of 2p per litre in September and a 2 percent increase in alcohol and tobacco duties from tonight.

from The Great Debate UK:

Apocalypse Now: A return to high borrowing, high taxes and weak growth

April 22, 2009

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--Gerard Lyons is chief economist at Standard Chartered. Any opinions expressed are his own. --