JEFF PRESTRIDGE: Best reaction to Budget is to cast your eye over your own finances and see if you can lick them into better shape
The Budget just gone was never going to take the nation by storm. Hemmed in by a multitude of issues – economic, political and bitter lessons learnt from March’s shambles of a Budget – Chancellor Philip Hammond had to play safe. Anything too radical, such as pension reform or bringing a raft of up and coming entrepreneurs into the VAT net, and he could easily have alienated many Conservative supporters, playing straight into Jeremy Corbyn’s hands.
Despite now being ten years away from the start of the financial crisis, the fact remains that this country is still in a fragile state. Wage... read more
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