Mindful Money’s predictions for the budget

20th March 2012

Now, some content such as tax thresholds is revealed in the November autumn statement. And many other facets are leaked, sometimes to test reactions before fine-tuning (or ditching) and sometimes to prepare the electorate for the worst ahead of reining back to something less aggressive for the actual proposition. Budgets, especially in a coalition, can be more about presentational politics than the economy or investment.

Each year, accountants PWC present the likely tax runners and riders with the odds on each happening. PWC admit they are not William Hill, Paddy Power or Betfred – a level tenner on each at the offered odds would probably see big winnings. But it's a good indication. So here's their predictions with some Mindful Money comment.










This is what Schroders' European Economist, Azad Zangana, believes we can expect from the 2012 Budget:

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