Post-election Budget date announced

19 May 2015

Chancellor George Osborne has announced that the second Budget of 2015 will be delivered on 8 July.

Having promised £12bn welfare cuts to be in place by 2017-2018 and foresworn increases in Income Tax, National Insurance and VAT, benefits seem set to be axed and peripheral taxes raised.  Will tax rates be maintained and reliefs removed, allowing the pre-election promise to be kept whilst actually boosting the Exchequer? The devil is going to be in the detail. So far, the Chancellor’s comments have been lacking in detail; the Budget has been summarised as continuing “with the balanced plan we have to deal with our debts, invest in our health service and reform welfare to make work pay.”

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