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Old 22-11-2017, 09:47   #1
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Budget 2017

It's the proper budget today since they've moved it to the autumn.

Unless there is a surprise it looks like it will be underwhelming. May apparently kaboshed a plan to dramatically scale up housebuilding in the South East/London area because she's worried it will alienate the Tory voting base. A mistake I think because the last election showed that the lack of house ownership means they're not replacing voters as they get older.

For the young it seems this 25-30 railcard is their idea which, again, is rubbish since it doesn't even apply at peaktimes and for season tickets. Fair enough for some long distance rail journeys outside peak hours, every little helps, but is rather minor.

The government really has nothing to lose by being bold here, it's such a waste, like they're waiting to be chucked out. Might as well go for broke and doing something radical rather than a poxy railcard. It's just a zomble government.
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Re: Budget 2017

Budget?

oh, you mean that event where they hike the price of beer & tobacco, slash the price of caviar & sushi, and promise to spend 279 trillion zillion pounds of non existent money on a grand scheme to help 1% of the country

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Old 22-11-2017, 10:42   #3
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Re: Budget 2017

as long as they look after the elderly it should be ok
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Old 22-11-2017, 10:55   #4
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as long as they look after the elderly it should be ok
I think we know that will be ok
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Re: Budget 2017

Slap an environmental tax on bottled water. What comes out of the tap is perfectly good enough.
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Re: Budget 2017

Will he have any money to play with after setting aside the b̶r̶i̶b̶e̶ legal divorce payment to the EU?
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Re: Budget 2017

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Slap an environmental tax on bottled water. What comes out of the tap is perfectly good enough.
it is out of the tap it just has a fancy name for mug punters

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Will he have any money to play with after setting aside the b̶r̶i̶b̶e̶ legal divorce payment to the EU?
as i understand it they will be offered the deeds to the uk next
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Slap an environmental tax on bottled water. What comes out of the tap is perfectly good enough.

I agree
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Re: Budget 2017

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Slap an environmental tax on bottled water. What comes out of the tap is perfectly good enough.
Most work offices have a cold water machine, it’s all I now drink at work.
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Re: Budget 2017

They took that away from the NHS to save money, so we drink warm water coming out of the tap instead. Monkeys that work for the NHS that fix this **** say leave the tap running for 5/10 mins it gets to temperature then.
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Old 22-11-2017, 14:05   #11
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Re: Budget 2017

Growth projections down biggest news so far
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Growth projections down biggest news so far
Heading to 1.5% a year growth in early 2020s and not the 2% that was forecast back in March.
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Old 22-11-2017, 14:28   #13
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Re: Budget 2017

Also £400 million for electric car infrastructure. Not that much...

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Extra £2.8 billion for the NHS.

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Also £400 million for electric car infrastructure. Not that much...

According to the BBC its (slightly) more ;

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£540m to support the growth of electric cars, including more charging points
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Re: Budget 2017

It's a start I guess. I guess it probably doesn't cost too much to add a charging point somewhere.
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