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Treasury launches Budget ideas portal

07 February 2011
Issue: 4293 / Categories: News , Budget 2011
Chancellor calls for 'brightest and best' suggestions

Taxpayers are being invited to submit ideas for the upcoming Budget via a new web service.

In a move to adhere to its commitment to transparency in policy-making, the government has launched an online portal that allows interest groups, individuals and representative bodies to submit formal Budget representations directly to Treasury officials.

“I want to hear about your brightest and best ideas, because next month’s Budget will be all about growth,’ said the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne. ‘In particular, I want to know what businesses, large and small, want from me, because it’s British businesses… that will lead our recovery.’

It is recommended that representations are sent to the Treasury at least three weeks before the Budget on 23 March.

The launch of the portal follows on from last summer’s Spending Review Challenge website, through which than 100,000 members of the public submitted suggestions on how public spending could be reduced.

Issue: 4293 / Categories: News , Budget 2011
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