The Alternative Budget

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The Alternative Budget

There is an alternative to George Osborne’s austerity budget. Richard J Murphy of Tax Research UK has prepared this alternative budget for 2015. I wonder if Mr Osborne will take note?

Richard Murphy: My Budget for 2015

I gave a talk to Quakers in Bury StEdmunds last night, and thank them for their hospitality. In the question and answer session, which took up the larger part of the evening, I was almost inevitably asked what I would be doing tomorrow if I was to be presenting the budget. It was a good question. It deserves an answer, albeit in somewhat less detail than if I was really at the despatch box.

  • I would first lay out the background to an economic plan for the UK that recognises three fundamental facts. The first is that we need more, better paid, jobs. The second is that we need…

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