The Budget 2017

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by Auld-Yin, Nov 22, 2017.

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  1. Auld-Yin

    Auld-Yin LE Reviewer Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    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.
  2. Giver her a break man. Might be Blob Week.
    Hoorah for Brillo though!
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  3. Auld-Yin

    Auld-Yin LE Reviewer Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    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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  4. Fit = leaner?
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  5. Auld-Yin

    Auld-Yin LE Reviewer Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    We shall see in the next few hours!
  6. 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:
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  7. Nothing more for Defence
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  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
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  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. Sounds like socialist twaddle to me :D
  11. Let me guess: more tax, more tax, more tax........
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  12. Auld-Yin

    Auld-Yin LE Reviewer Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    For some....
  13. I wonder if he'll push the new IR35 rules into the private sector, bet spreadsheet wants to kill the golden goose
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  14. I would happily pay another penny in the pound on PAYE if it was hypothecated for the NHS.

    The NHS desperately needs to be reformed but trying to do so when it is starved of cash makes no sense whatsoever.
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  15. Wordsmith

    Wordsmith LE Book Reviewer

    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:
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