This was the Chancellor’s last Budget Statement before the general election on 7 May 2015. The last Budget before an election is always likely to be a political budget with the possibility of pre-election giveaways.
However the Chancellor was consistent before the Budget in dampening down expectations. When the speech came – it was entertaining with plenty of digs against the Opposition but with very few major proposals. The message is still ‘steady as she goes’. What will the electorate think? By the 7 May 2015 the hype will have subsided and the implications of any proposals will be much clearer.Read More