Reflecting on #Budget2017

By Wendy Bradley
March 10, 2017

Was it a good Budget? A significant Budget? Steady as we go, or radical change? I'm not sure it was any of those things.  The overall pattern seemed to me to be one of self-imposed constraint - the austerity narrative, as evidenced for example in the (misleading) soundbite about each family owing £60k+.

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© Wendy Bradley, a former senior tax inspector, is a PhD student at Sheffield University, working on the relationship between tax simplification and better regulation. She is a member of the Women's Budget Group and also blogs at http://tiintax.com. Twitter: @wendybradley Ekklesia blog: http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/blogs/wendy-bradley

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