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Budget 2014 Insight
Analysis and Insight on Budget 2014 from The Sunday Times' David Smith
George Osborne's 2014 Budget was delivered this year on March 19th.
On March 20th REED hosted the sixth annual Budget Breakfast at Merchant Taylors' Hall in London.
Reed Accountancy & Reed Finance Budget Breakfast, London
Following the annual Budget from Chancellor George Osbourne, we once again hosted a Budget Breakfast seminar in order to help businesses ‘make sense' of this year's budget. David Smith, Economics Editor for The Sunday Times, gave a presentation of his analysis.
David Smith's headline points
Economy recovering and deficit coming down, but this was not a macro-economic budget
Some useful measures to promote investment and exports, but no game-changers
Meaningful help for savers, mainly on ISAs
Budget will be remembered for pension reform, potentially very far-reaching
About David Smith:
David Smith has been Economics Editor of The Sunday Times since 1989, where he writes a weekly column. He is also chief leader-writer, an assistant editor and policy adviser. He also writes columns for the CBI's Business Voice, Tax Journal and other publications. He speaks and broadcasts regularly to a wide variety of audiences. Prior to joining The Sunday Times, he worked for The Times, Financial Weekly, Now! Magazine, the Henley Centre for Forecasting and Lloyds Bank.
David Smith is the author of several books, including The Rise and Fall of Monetarism, Mrs Thatcher's Economics, North and South, From Boom to Bust, UK Current Economic Policy, Eurofutures, Will Europe Work?, Free Lunch: Easily Digestible Economics, The Dragon & the Elephant: China, India and the New World Order and, most recently, The Age of Instability: The Global Financial Crisis and What Comes Next. He has his own website www.economicsuk.com. He was born and brought up in the West Midlands and studied at the Universities of Wales, Oxford and London. He is a visiting professor at both Cardiff University and Nottingham University, and has lectured at Nottingham's Malaysia and Ningbo (China) campuses.