How to make tax law. By Simon Sweetman
"Consultation – makes for better law, but the Treasury has shot first and asked questions afterwards..."
The announcement that the Chancellor will make his Budget speech on 12 March set me to thinking about the role of the Budget and its usefulness. It probably wasn't set up just to enable the newspapers to produce 12 page supplements demonstrating that you will be 67p a week worse off because of the Chancellor's machinations, and it's a scandal. Of course these days the posh papers will produce a 12 page supplement on the world conker championships if the advertisers are there.