- An ‘emergency’ Budget makes it sound like the country’s economy is in a bad way. In reality, whenever a new government is elected they always hold a summer Budget. However, given that this was the first all Conservative government in almost two decades, we were expecting some big policies.
- — Regenerate (@RegeneratePL)Wed, Jul 08 2015 09:18:06What to expect from the first fully Conservative Budget in 20 years "big very big" says well placed insider http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-33438072 …
- — Nick Robinson (@bbcnickrobinson)Wed, Jul 08 2015 10:32:15Chancellor says Budget to convert ''a high tax, high welfare society to a lower tax lower welfare society". No mention of wages.Interesting
- Oh, and the elusive budget rabbit.
- — Andy Tomlinson (@UkieAndyT)Wed, Jul 08 2015 09:19:21Could a big tax reform be the rabbit in the Budget hat, to get round promises not to raise income or VAT? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/budget/11714289/What-to-expect-at-the-Emergency-Budget.html …
- The Chancellor tweeted this image which, of course, nobody thought to satirically edit.
- We'll leave it to you to find those.
- The salient fact seemed to be that the proposed (and somewhat ambiguous) welfare cuts were to be slowed.
- — Policy Exchange (@Policy_Exchange)Wed, Jul 08 2015 07:20:06Osborne reported to slowed pace of welfare cuts to £12bn over three years instead of two http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-33437115 …
- Prime Minister's Questions took place with the expected amount of gusto.
- — No. 10 Press Office (@Number10press)Wed, Jul 08 2015 11:34:28
- — Jo Cox MP (@Jo_Cox1)Wed, Jul 08 2015 11:41:20
- — Sky News (@SkyNews)Wed, Jul 08 2015 11:10:16
- The Chancellor kicked things off with an ode to those that voted for the Conservative party at the last election.
Summer Budget 2015
Commentary on the Summer Budget 2015, including AAT's live-tweets (in conjunction with past AAT president Henry Cooper).