Top of the Charts: Shame, Zombies and Die Hard

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Sign up for our weekly Top of the Charts emails here   Afternoon all,   Good lord we’ve had (almost) an entire week without Brexit chat. Yes, it’s cost us £55bn via a giveaway Budget to make it happen – but frankly that feels like money well spent (especially the £1.7bn going back into Universal Credit). … Continued

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The Budget marks a very significant easing – but not an end of austerity

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Public Finances and the Economy

Marriages require compromise. So we shouldn’t be surprised that the reluctant political marriage between Theresa May and Phillip Hammond has delivered a compromise Budget. Caught between the Prime Ministers promise to “end austerity”, the wish to see debt falling, and the reality of the parliamentary arithmetic making significant tax rises difficult the Chancellor has taken … Continued

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