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Taxbriefs Chancellors – 5 Norman Lamont 1990-93

Norman Lamont took over as Chancellor in November 1990 under John Major’s premiership. His term as Chancellor was dominated by the fallout from the ‘Lawson boom’: when he entered office inflation was running at over 10%, base rate was 14% and a recession was underway. 582 more words

16th September 1992. Black Wednesday.

Tory Prime-Minister, John Major had said ‘It’ll be an interesting day’, reminds me of a time when Bank Rate had risen to 15%: in 2015 it is 0.5%. 442 more words


All the Time in Heaven: a (very brief) album review

I should, like all moral reviewers, start by declaring any interests. Norman Lamont has been on the bill of both gigs I’ve ever organised, namely Dylan Uncovered and Cry of the Cave People. 386 more words