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Budget Briefing 2016
An in-depth briefing following the 2016 Budget

This briefing focuses upon the announcements in Wednesday’s (16 March) Budget, including the news that the Chancellor has failed to meet his debt and welfare targets and will also struggle to meet his ‘surplus’ rule.

We look at the overall impact of the Budget on ordinary people and analyse what specific measures- such as changes to the Personal Tax Allowance- will mean in reality. This summary also covers the announcement of further cuts– from disability benefit to key public services– and what the impact is likely to be both for working people and for the country’s economy.