Osborne goes social with Budget portal

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Chancellor George Osborne has launched the government’s new online Budget portal, allowing anyone to send their ideas direct to Treasury official desks.


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is expected to improve the way businesses, charities and the public sector can communicate with the government.


While visiting Ultra Electronics, the chancellor said: “I want to hear about your brightest and best ideas. Because next month’s Budget will be all about growth. In particular I want to know what businesses, large and small, want from me. Because it’s British businesses like the one I’m visiting today here in Cheltenham – a British high-tech and export success story - that will lead our recovery. So go online and tell me what you think.”


Prior to taking office, the Conservatives turned to online network LinkedIn to consult business owners and other experts on the

Enterprise Allowance Scheme



Now in government, and continuing with the “crowdsourcing” theme, it appears the Tories are following through with their commitment to “transparency in policy making”

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16th Feb 2011 08:38

Email: what a good idea ...

"allowing anyone to send their ideas direct to Treasury official desks"

Now we just need one for HMRC officials, thereby saving weeks of postal delays and departmental mail-shuffling.

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