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Budget 2009 - Budget statement…what is in store?

With less than a week until Chancellor Alastair Darling’s second Budget statement the speculation as to what may be announced on Wednesday 22 April 2009 is mounting.

Political  commentators such as www.politics.co.uk suggest that on one hand it should be a neutral Budget, but on the other hand spending is now part of the Government’s DNA. The British Retail Consortium (BRC), is reported in The Telegraph as saying that, “the high street is in need of some retail therapy”.

The Times reports that, “the Budget will make or break renewable energy” and the BBC is giving its own predictions here.

From a tax perspective much has already been announced in respect of the current tax year, but there may be changes announced for later years. Those dealing with the taxation of non-domiciled UK residents would welcome some simplification of the horrendously complex new rule introduced in Mr Darling’s first Budget last year.

As usual, we will just have to wait and see! 

We will of course be blogging on SME Plus Blog and Tax Plus Blog, providing analysis on the key highlights next Wednesday.    

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Date: 17th April, 2009
Author: Liz Cuthbertson

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