• The UK economy is forecasted to shrink by 3.5% in 2009. The growth forecast for 2010 is 1.25%, and from 2011 onwards it’s 3.5% a year.

The Budget included a surprise revision of the announcements made in November 2008.

The extended loss carry back measures announced in November 2008 have been extended in the Budget.

These Tables reflect announcements made in November 2008 and in March 2009

National Insurance:


Today’s Budget speech will reveal that the country is in deeper debt that ever.

Chancellor Alistair Darling has delivered his 2009 budget

Discussion about Alistair Darling's 2009 budget is all over social network Twitter.

Cost efficiencies and a renewed green technology agenda find themselves hand-in-hand at this year’s budget.


The Chancellor is expected to retain a ‘prudent provision’ of around £50bn in public sector debt allowance in case the government doesn’t make its money bank on bank bailouts and other measures