from The Great Debate UK:

Budget day: Politics not economics

By Guest Contributor
March 17, 2014

--Sam Hill is Senior UK economist at RBC. The opinions expressed are his own.--

The headlines generated by the forthcoming UK budget are likely to be political rather than economic; the general election is next year. Despite a faster than expected fall in unemployment and inflation, macroeconomic developments since the December autumn statement present limited scope for forecast revisions to government borrowing. But come the post-budget analysis, some of the seemingly esoteric revised economic assumptions may have important consequences for how the budget is perceived politically.

from The Great Debate UK:

Budget preview: Don’t expect pyrotechnics

By Guest Contributor
March 17, 2014

--Nick Beecroft is Chairman, Saxo Capital Markets, Saxo Bank. The opinions expressed are his own.--

from The Great Debate UK:

Budget background: Dark with light patches

March 17, 2014

--Laurence Copeland is a professor of finance at Cardiff University Business School. The opinions expressed are his own.--

from The Great Debate UK:

Thinking outside the budget-shaped box

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BRITAIN

- Dave Coplin is national technology editor at Microsoft UK. The opinions expressed are his own.-

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George Osborne and rabbits in hats

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