So was it a good Budget? If you’re viewing it from the Daily Express’s shiny end of the glass half-full, he unveiled ‘a Budget to SUPERCHARGE the economy and UNITE Britain’. But through The Guardian’s glass darkly, ‘The reality is this is a ‘phoney’ Budget. Until the chancellor knows the outcome of Brexit negotiations, any plans he puts in place are subject to considerable change; there’s every chance we will see another Budget in six months’ time.’ You pays your money – or, rather, he pays your money – and takes your choice.
When I heard the Fiscal-Event-Mini-Budget announcements (which were, I thought, just that, and no longer just ‘goals’), I worked out that both I and our business would be quite a bit better off.