budget

A battle and some hard thinking

Stephen Beer  |  26 March 2010

If this week's budget was not the most exciting that is probably a good thing. It was clearly a Labour budget, with Labour priorities. But it also showed that the public finances are behaving more or less in line with the chancellor's predictions.

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A strong budget goes for growth

Mark Dominik  |  25 March 2010

Investments in three critical areas - infrastructure, education, and enterprise - sit at the heart of the recovery plan outlined in the 2010 budget

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The chancellor played a difficult hand well

David Coats  |  24 March 2010

Alistair Darling delivered his pre-election budget in his usual cool understated style - with a small rhetorical flourish to tease the Tories about Michael Ashcroft's love for Belize.

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Progressive Voices: budget day

  |  24 March 2010

Progressive Voices James Gregory, Stephen Beer, James Plaskitt and David Chaplin respond to the budget's plans for housing, jobs and inheritance allowance

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PMQs on Progress: pre-budget scrap

  |  24 March 2010

Rachel Reeves, Conor Ryan and Luke Akehurst see an open goal for Brown on Ashcroft, and Cameron fail to capitalise on the lobbying scandal  

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Budget 2010: How To Win

Varun Chandra  |  23 March 2010

Budgets are dreary things. In the midst of meaningless growth forecasts for the next hundred years and help for the mythical ‘hard working families' at every turn, concentrating until the shadow chancellor gets up and delivers his yah-boo response is a real challenge.

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