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What do you want to see in the budget? Have your say

11:45 05 March 2016

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne outside 11 Downing Street, London, before heading to the House of Commons to deliver his first Tory-only Budget. Picture date: Wednesday July 8, 2015. Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne outside 11 Downing Street, London, before heading to the House of Commons to deliver his first Tory-only Budget. Picture date: Wednesday July 8, 2015. Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire

There’s just over 10 days to go until George Osborne delivers the budget – and the EDP wants to know what you would like to hear from the chancellor.

The chancellor has rowed back on mooted pension tax relief changes, after warnings from experts it would hit savers and could trigger a crisis with savers rushing to withdraw their retirement funds.

There have already been loud calls from some sectors - but which do you feel have so far been overlooked?

Email your views to mark.shields@archant.co.uk or post them on the EDP LinkedIn page – the best will be used in a budget preview in the EDP.

The oil and gas industry has been vocal about the need for tax breaks – with the chief executive of Oil and Gas UK, Deirdre Michie, this week telling the EDP that “government is listening”.

Elsewhere, the CBI has made submissions arguing that the looming National Living Wage, the apprenticeship levy and increasing red tape are all placing a significant burden on business.

Business minister Sajid Javid this week told the British Chamber of Commerce of a “one in, three out” policy on regulatory red tape, in a renewed bid to cut the constraints for companies of all sizes.

Do you run a small business? What do you feel is holding business back? What could be done to improve the conditions for your business?

With the EU referendum just over three months away, the chancellor has a chance to make a statement ... but what would you like it to be?

Email your views to mark.shields@archant.co.uk or post them on the EDP LinkedIn page – the best will be used in a budget preview in the EDP.

7 comments

  • Tax relief given to suppliers of guillotines......

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    cal

    Monday, March 7, 2016

  • What I would like to see in the budget the political censors at archant would NOT allow through so not worth wasting time typing.(I'll be surprised even this is allowed).

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    stoneman

    Saturday, March 5, 2016

  • What would I most want to hear from the Chancellor George Osborne? His last breath!

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    Poves

    Saturday, March 5, 2016

  • What would I most want to hear from the Chancellor George Osborne? His last breath!

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    Poves

    Saturday, March 5, 2016

  • I would like to see the aid budget cut until it can be funded without borrowing money.It seems stupid to me for the goverment to keep cutting services here and then borrow billions to give it away over seas.

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    old boy

    Saturday, March 5, 2016

  • cuts in benefits to the long term unemployed who have no intention of even attempting to find work would be good .

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    ted

    Saturday, March 5, 2016

  • I want to see the budget in balance rather than foisting billions more borrowing costs on our children and grandchildren. Osborne may well go down in history as the worst chancellor ever to be inflicted on this country!

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    andy

    Saturday, March 5, 2016

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