Peter Hoskin

Budget 2008: What to expect

Budget 2008: What to expect
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The Guardian's politics blog has a great post outlining all the the latest "speculation, leaks and educated guesses" on tomorrow's Budget.  So far the most striking predictions are:

1) £5 billion of tax rises;

2) more cash for failing inner city schools and the Academies programme;

3) a tax on plastic bags, among a whole raft of green proposals; and

4) an above-inflation increase for the duty on beer, wine and spirits.