Monday, March 19, 2007
Expect more stealth taxes in Brown’s last budget
The key economic event of the week - in the UK at least - is also likely to be the biggest anti-climax. Gordon Brown's last Budget, says Capital Economics' Roger Bootle, is likely to be "one of the most boring Budgets ever - and that is against some pretty stiff competition" (much of it from Mr Brown himself, might we add). But that doesn't mean he won't find a way to pick your pocket somehow - after all, a Brown Budget just wouldn't be the same without a stealth tax or two, now would it?