Autumn Budget 2017: How did Corbyn respond?

  This is the third Budget to which Jeremy Corbyn has responded as Labour leader, but it is the first since he became the self-styled ‘Prime Minister in waiting’. June’s General Election fundamentally altered the fortunes of the leaders of our two main political parties, to such a degree that a few weeks ago we …

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Osborne’s Devolution Revolution

Chancellor George Osborne once again delivered a Budget in which he championed the role devolution can play in helping to bring about economic growth and new jobs. Osborne unveiled a number of new devolution deals, hailing that “the devolution revolution is taking hold”. Alongside the Budget the Government published a joint statement with the North’s …

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Budget 2015: A Cicero Group webinar

Cicero Group hosted a conference call to discuss Wednesday’s Budget Statement. Cicero Group’s Iain Anderson was joined on the call by Kiran Stacey, the Political Correspondent for the Financial Times, and James Plaskitt, the former Labour Pensions Minister and current Senior Political Counsel for Cicero Group, to provide analysis on the key measures announced and …

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Cicero Election’s Budget Analysis

  This was everything a political speech should be: A well-balanced blend of tough talk and electoral treats. But the challenge now comes as the Opposition and press get to counter. As the ‘no gimmicks’ Budget took pennies off pints and told us the Tories had “put a tenner in the tank”, the Chancellor skimmed …

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