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What’s been promised for budget 2015?

Wednesday's announcement could be surprisingly uneventful

By Emran Mian  

What sort of politics is George Osborne crafting? © Ben Birchall/PA Wire

The Chancellor said yesterday that there would be “no gimmicks, no giveaways” in this week’s Budget. Few people believe him. Before every fiscal event, I go through the documents from the previous one and check what has already been promised for the next one. It’s a former civil servant’s instinct. Surprisingly, the documents from the Autumn Statement (in this blog I only deal with what has been conclusively promised,…

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