What to expect from the Budget

Alexandra Jones writes in the LGC about what announcements we might hear from the Chancellor on 16 March.

Press release published on 8 March 2016 by Alexandra Jones

It’s ‘money month’ for local government, with March marking the end of the financial year, final preparations for the next, and the chancellor’s annual Budget.

The chancellor has already warned of a “dangerous cocktail” of economic risks including tension in the Middle East, slowing growth in China and lower oil prices. Boosting economic growth – as well as the associated tax receipts, which help pay down the deficit – will be a priority.

Read the rest of the article in the LGC.