Mr Darling's budget seems a bit limp!

PigpenPigpen Trusted RegularRegistered Posts: 331
I have just skimmed over the main points but seems a bit lack lustre to say the least!

What are your thoughts?

Comments

  • groundygroundy Trusted Regular Registered Posts: 495
    Where's the help for small businesses?:confused1:
  • sarahwilsonsarahwilson Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 567
    It does seem rather feeble, all the usual things going up and not much bite to the rest of it.
  • Jon_1984Jon_1984 Well-Known Registered Posts: 186
    will wait and see which car manufactorers increase their prices by £2000.00.........
  • LondonMattLondonMatt Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 1,110
    "Economy to grow by 3.5% annually from 2011"

    :huh:

    Seriously, :huh: :huh:

    The man is crazy
  • LondonMattLondonMatt Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 1,110
    "An extra £9bn in efficiency savings is planned"

    Is it me, or is this an admission that they have been wasting £9 billion for the last couple of years......£9 BILLION :ohmy:
  • farmergilesfarmergiles Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 1,693
    LondonMatt wrote: »
    Is it me, or is this an admission that they have been wasting £9 billion for the last couple of years......£9 BILLION :ohmy:

    They will just make a load of civil servants redundant.........and then take them all back on as "Consultants". :001_tt2:
    It'll come out of a different budget so they will be able to crow about saving £9bill on civil service:lol:
  • farmergilesfarmergiles Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 1,693
    I can see a lot of high earners becoming "consultants" with offshore companies and offshore bank accounts, thus avoiding the punitive higher rate of tax.
  • CJCCJC Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 1,657
    I can see a lot of high earners becoming "consultants" with offshore companies and offshore bank accounts, thus avoiding the punitive higher rate of tax.
    Don't they do that already?

    Pretty uninspiring really, though £2,000 for my old banger sounds OK. Wonder if we'll actually hear anything constructive from Osborne about what he would do for once.
  • PrimblePrimble Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 734
    why shatter my hopes of becoming a group finance director by making them personally liable? i know one thats considering retiring as the government has never helped him
  • A-VicA-Vic Expertise Guaranteed Registered Posts: 6,970
    is it me or didnt they think people with ten year olds cars have ten year old cars because they cant aford to buy new ones ??????:lol:
  • BuffBuff Trusted Regular Registered Posts: 275
    FORD already stated a few weeks back that they were increasing prices and their reason .. "We think it will stimulate the people into buying Ford Cars"... ermmm, ok - either you are really stupid Ford, or you think you can take the public for a ride.

    Do you seriously think we didn't find it suss when you were the only manufacturer to come out and say you are increasing your proces just as the scrappage scheme came to light?
  • SeanyBoySeanyBoy Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 553
    A-Vic wrote: »
    is it me or didnt they think people with ten year olds cars have ten year old cars because they cant aford to buy new ones ??????:lol:

    i think the idea is more along the lines of getting old cars of the road and get people buying newer cars...

    lets face it the opportunity to get 2k for a car that is hardly worth 2 hundred may seem slightly appealing to some..

    personally im supportive of the scheme and think it could benefit a lot of people..
  • CJCCJC Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 1,657
    I predict people in PTC exam questions will start earning over £150K in a year or so :001_tongue:
  • Gem7321Gem7321 Experienced Mentor DevonMAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant Posts: 1,438
    A-Vic wrote: »
    is it me or didnt they think people with ten year olds cars have ten year old cars because they cant aford to buy new ones ??????:lol:


    That's exactly what I thought vic!
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