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Budget 2016: the Prospect panel

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By Prospect Team  

Cans of Coca-Cola, which will be subject to a sugar tax from 2018. ©Nick Ansell/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Global markets might be turbulent, but the UK is better placed to deal with nasty surprises than almost anyone. This was the argument made by George Osborne as he delivered his 2016 Budget. The Chancellor admitted that growth forecasts for the UK economy have been downgraded, and that he has missed his debt target for this year: debt has not fallen as a…

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