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Thursday, 20th March 2014
Budget comment from Lambert Chapman
The economic background to Chancellor George Osborne's fifth Budget statement was decidedly more positive than it has been in previous years.
The economy grew by 1.8 per cent in 2013, three times more than the Office for Budget Responsibility predicted at the Budget in March 2013. Employment grew by 105,000 in the quarter to January 2014 and the unemployment rate is down to 7.2 per cent.
Against this backdrop, George Osborne delivered a Budget for "the makers, the doers, and the savers."



Osborne also pledged to cut energy costs for manufacturers by capping the Carbon Price Floor, while R&D tax credits to loss making companies will be raised from 11% to 14.5% from April 2014.














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