Enjoy some cheaper petrol. Have a pint on me. Keep a bit of extra cash before the taxman comes. This was the message chancellor George Osborne tried to push in his “budget for an aspiration nation”. There were measures aimed to show that the Tories are on the side of the general public.
The 2013 budget is a ‘see what happens budget’. The actual effect it will have on Islington is not yet known as analysts get number crunching. But it is a mixed bag of tricks, with some measures that could hit the borough hard and some that could prove to be successful.