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Diary Day 494: the NHS ‘Brexit dividend’ does not exist.

My #Remainer’s Diary Day 494: David No-Notes gave evidence to the House of Commons Select Committee on Brexit, chaired by the able Hilary Benn. Mr Davis’s vagueness, evasion and irritating mannerisms, spectacles-twiddling for example, are too much for me these days, so I just read the summary of 12 awkward moments from Martin Belam in the Guardian. 328 more words

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Stamp Duty Budget Announcement: short-term politics, poor economics, lousy housing policy, does nothing to help the majority in housing need

I have been asked to repeat the figures I quoted on BBC radio this morning regarding the impact of the abolition of Stamp Duty for first time buyers on homes costing up to £300,000. 131 more words

Brighton

Game over, Tories. Scrap the OBR

by Martin Odoni

I have argued for something like five years now that the Office for Budget Responsibility is not fit for its (stated) purpose and should be abolished. 939 more words

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Britain slashes growth forecasts over five years

AFP

© AFP/File | Britain’s GDP will expand 1.5 percent this year, by 1.4 percent in 2018, 1.3 percent in both 2019 and 2020 and 1.5 percent in 2021, finance minister Philip Hammond revealed in a raft of forecast downgrades in his annual budget… 235 more words

UK budget deficit narrows to lowest level September since 2007 | Business | The Guardian

Inflation-fuelled rise in VAT receipts cheers chancellor ahead of budget but analysts warn of OBR cut in forecasts and further Brexit uncertainty

Source: UK budget deficit narrows to lowest level September since 2007 | Business | The Guardian

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