This Spring Statement, similar to last year's, is a purposefully played down event. The move to a single fiscal event was of course welcomed by business last year - an overdue decision by the Chancellor to bring much-needed stability to the tax policy cycle. But the lack of conversation around the upcoming spring statement is notable.
We are a few short weeks out from the Chancellor standing up to deliver his statement and there is very little known about what he might say. The B word has taken over - understandably so. This isn't helped by the fact the statement falls on the same day as the no deal vote on 13th March. If the Chancellor decides to go ahead, there will be a real question raised about whether he can cut through the noise. It's unsurprising then that this fiscal event is coasting under the radar.
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