Believe the hype – budget 2020 is very important

The Guardian | Feb 23, 2020 at 10:47 AM
  • Every budget is billed in advance as the most crucial in recent times, but are then instantly forgotten.
  • To take one example, making tax relief on pension contributions less generous for those on higher incomes would help the chancellor’s sums add up and win credibility with the financial markets but antagonise the Tory party’s natural supporters.
  • The Gleneagles summit was all about the rich countries of the west agreeing to provide debt relief and higher levels of aid for poor nations.