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Batten the hatches

05 January 2010 / Mike Truman
Issue: 4237 / Categories: Comment & Analysis
MIKE TRUMAN is back from a two-week break and is feeling grumpy


  • PBR is no better on a subsequent examination.
  • National debt to hit £1.5 trillion by March 2015.
  • Advice for clients on potential tax rises.
  • Need to argue now to protect reliefs in future.

At the risk of irritating those of you who have been slaving over a pile of tax returns with only an hour or two off to grab a quick slice of turkey and Christmas pudding I should explain that the publishing schedule of Taxation means that we get the opportunity for two weeks off over Christmas.

That also means that most of this issue had to be prepared before Christmas as we go to press each week on a Monday.

This article was always intended to be a more general look at the pre-Budget report written during the Christmas break; however...

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