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The Budget 2017

Auld-Yin

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Woohoo, Brillo is back so should be some fun!

I wonder how brave Spreadsheet Hammond will be, or be allowed to be? Laura Keunssberg has already been throwing up anything negative she can find on tweets on BBC news.
 

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Building a Britain Fit For the Future

Apparently that is the name that the government has given to this budget! :rolleyes:

Just The Budget does for me but I suppose we live in soundbite times.
 
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I wonder if he might up the tax by 1p. Obviously fags and booze might get a small increase. "Building a Britain Fit For the Future," sounds like an expensive project and without over-borrowing could signal some increases all around. Public sector pay increase and massive house building program, transport, infrastructure all expensive projects and let's hope no daft PFI involved. :cool:
 
#8
"Give with one hand take back with the other" It's what is in the small print that will bite us in
a few months time, we are going to get shafted again





FT, have a nice day
 
#9
Having recently bought a big diesel-engined BMW, I'm interested to see what he will announce vis-a-vis road tax etc.
 
#10
I wonder if he might up the tax by 1p. Obviously fags and booze might get a small increase. "Building a Britain Fit For the Future," sounds like an expensive project and without over-borrowing could signal some increases all around. Public sector pay increase and massive house building program, transport, infrastructure all expensive projects and let's hope no daft PFI involved. :cool:
Sounds like socialist twaddle to me :D
 

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I predict Hammond's budget will will fall flatter than a flat thing that's just been run over by a steamroller then put through a mangle.

Wordsmith :sad:
Wasn't sure whether to give that a Funny or Informative :-?
 
#17
Let me guess: more tax, more tax, more tax........
What else?

If you saw HMG's own published National Debt clock ticking (escalating towards 1.9 Trillion) at the bottom of your TV screen this morning, there is nothing else left to do really. By the time the Budget's 8 minute spot on Sky was over, GB Ltd was another £126,000 additional debt..and climbing rapidly. On a daily average, it escalates just in excess of £5,000.00 every single second.I counted it by playing it back, and simply subtracting the first form the final figure. Effin' shocking.

It equates at the moment, to around 31k per capita of debt, and £54k per Tax Payers' debt per capita. Not average Joe's problem when you get past the fact there's really not much more the Treasury can do to us apart from incremental %'s of Vat purchases and income taxes, and perhaps back-door erosion of allowances. This Budget likely being same old..same old we again may have to make lifestyle adjustments to what we buy and how we manage our personal domestic budgets.That is, for those fortunate enough not to be on the proverbial bread line and permanently cash strapped even for basics.
Additional leechings that impact business & employers..are naturally everyone's concern.
 
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Auld-Yin

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Good advert for Strepsils there!
 
#19
vat on energy bills, check yours and you will see 5%, 20% if you are a small business.
a reduction would be right in line with with all the guff about helping consumers.
we can dream!
 

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#20
Well...

Since I'm neither poor nor well-off, I predict whatever the outcome I'll get royally screwed and have yet more of my income frittered away on funding the Brexit bill, ensuring prisoners have better accommodation and food than squaddies, housing foreigners, NHS treatment for fatties, smokers, depressed boob-jobbers and sex-changers.
 
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