British Budget Report

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne unveiled the government’s budget which included spending cuts and tax… read more

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne unveiled the government’s budget which included spending cuts and tax increases. Under the emergency budget plan, he stressed the need to reduce the debt, and proposed a national sales tax that will rise from 17.5 percent to 20 percent. Other measures include a bank tax, reform of welfare benefits, and a freeze of wages for public workers. Acting Labour Party Leader Harriet Harman criticized the proposed budget in her response, calling it “reckless” and "unfair". This is the first budget under the new Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition government. close

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Program ID:
294190-1
Category:
International Telecasts
Format:
Speech
Location:
London, United Kingdom
First Aired:
Jun 23, 2010
Last Aired:
Jun 28, 2010

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  • Jun 23, 2010 | 5:49am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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