In my opinion this was an inspired budget. The Chancellor shows that he understands business.
The public sector cannot produce wealth, the private sector can. Corporation Tax reductions in the next few years, an extension of the Entrepreneurs’ Relief and a reduced NI burden, particularly for new set ups in the North, will all encourage entrepreneurs.
A baying Harman is hopefully the last we will hear of old, centralist nanny-statism.
Empower people. Don’t smother them with benefits which trap them in helplessness. Help the genuinely poor. Honour our pensioners.