Budget 2009: Budget sweepstake – winner revealed

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This Budget Day, AccountingWEB.co.uk teamed up with BDO Stoy Hayward and challenged members to guess how many times the chancellor would utter the word downturn.

We had hundreds of entries, from the conservative (once) to the downright impossible (112 times!).

The lucky winner was Rob Merrell, an accountant at Downham Morris & Co. in Stockport, who guessed correctly that downturn would be said four times.

I thought it was a wind up when I first got the call, I never win anything! said Rob.

He admitted he was delighted, shocked and amazed when he discovered hed won, but was less enthusiastic about the Budget itself: There wasnt much in it to help small businesses, in fact the chancellor is turning the screw on them a little. Also, I wouldnt be surprised if many of the higher earners je...

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