Autumn Budget 2017: Has Hammond kept his critics at bay?

  The job of Chancellor is a difficult one, and never more so than now. Since Hammond’s last Budget in the Spring, the UK has triggered Article 50, beginning the two-year process of leaving the EU, and economic conditions have changed. Despite Hammond’s attempts to crack jokes over the “economicky” section of the Budget, it …

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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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