NEW POLL: what do you make of the Pre-Budget Report?

by Stephen Tall on November 24, 2008

We now know the details of Alastair Darling’s ‘crisis budget’, the PBR. The Guardian has a brief run-down of the headline changes here, chief of which are: • VAT to be cut from 17.5% to 15% from Monday until 2010 (…)

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LDV members’ survey (1): big yes to tax cuts in recession

by Stephen Tall on November 24, 2008

Over the last week, Lib Dem Voice has invited the members of our private forum (open to all Lib Dem members) inviting them to take part in a survey, conducted via Liberty Research, asking a number of questions about the (…)

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Pre-budget report: Lib Dem reaction so far

by Stephen Tall on November 24, 2008

LDV’s own Alix Mortimer has already live-blogged Labour’s pre-budget report, the Government’s response to recent economic turmoil, which (to my eyes) looks like being more dramatic than expected, and less effective than needed. Alix was quick to pick up the (…)

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The VAT cut and higher-rate income tax increase: what will be the impact?

by Stephen Tall on November 24, 2008

According to the widely-leaked reports of the Chancellor Alastair Darling’s pre-budget reports, we can expect the following measures: VAT: Temporary 2.5% cut Income tax: 5p increase for top earners after next election Vehicle excise duty: Postpone planned increase 10p tax (…)

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