Budget 2021: 10 ways Rishi Sunak's speech affects you
04/03/2021 | news | business | 1,163
Chancellor Rishi Sunak's Budget is packed with policies that will affect your finances. Here is a guide.
Cue the ' this is bill gates fault' fools..... Removed
03/03/2021 14:57:43 8 0
Of course it's his fault, it's his microchips inside me. Every time I wake up, I get that damned Windows tune stuck in my head!
03/03/2021 15:40:06 0 0
I had the jab this morning before the budget - now I can't work out if it is the jab or the budget that is affecting my ability to operate Bill Gates software ...
Possibly I need a reboot or a patch to reprogramme those parts other beers can't reach.
Pay freezes coupled with tax threshold freezes will hit public sector workera and key workers the hardest. When linked to RPI and 5% year on year council tax increases these people will be approx 20% off in 5 years time. Hardly seems fair given the fact they've worked through the pandemic. Furlough has been far too generous and now we're all going to suffer. Removed
03/03/2021 15:05:55 1 0
Nonsense - a pay freeze will have no impact on taxation threshold freezes - nothing changes. You should do your calcs before you post .
03/03/2021 15:27:06 1 0
Yep, I used to work for the public and following the financial crisis we got totally shaft ed. Salary freeze for almost a decade, overtime cut, flexitime abolished, rejegged to a lower grade, etc... Now with C19 it will be the same all over again!
Boris digs coal, Labour anti miners, who would have thought? Removed
Nicola Sturgeon talks about Alex Salmond like he is in the Rolling Stones. 3.35 ish https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/uk-scotland-56251990 How much did you say it was costing? Removed
03/03/2021 14:58:20 74 8
Whatever was in the budget there would be the usual mixture of praise and criticism. Why? Because (to borrow a well know saying) you can please all of the people some of the time and some of the people all of the time but you can't please all of the people all of the time.
But this Britain, most of the population are badly educated and struggle to understand. They will soon be under control though. Removed
03/03/2021 18:06:24 3 0
What in spite of all the taxpayer's money thrown at education, surely not.
03/03/2021 20:58:47 5 1
Speak for yourself - you arrogant git!
03/03/2021 23:40:30 3 1
So your one of the uneducated then, patronising prat!
04/03/2021 13:08:56 0 0
Don't worry, we're slowly educating the 48%.
03/03/2021 14:59:58 255 38
Time will tell if it works . But it's a start . I am no tory supporter . But no government has had to deal , with the like of this before
Err... WW2 was possibly slightly more mind focusing... you historically ignorant terrance wat Removed
03/03/2021 20:30:47 1 1
Bye bye
03/03/2021 17:41:45 3 5
A fair post Brexit budget
Well done Rishi
03/03/2021 19:39:04 12 4
People who have been sitting on their backside for the last 12 months are getting £20 a week more. People who have been working throughout the pandemic like NHS workers, police, fire & rescue in England get claps and extra tax bill. How is this fair? So, in conclusion, when it comes to England, it costs to he honest and hardworking
So your answer would either be for them to starve, or to spread Covid by going to non-essential work? Arse. Removed
"Can't you realise the welfare state is a drain on society 45% of your income tax goes to pay for it"

Includes pensions we've paid for. Can't you realise our society rejected Dickensian workhouses and starving kids a century ago. A few abuse the system, the majority don't. If you don't like our society move somewhere where no-one cares if you're ill, disabled, or fall on hard times.
I don't mind the system but, people not contributing should NOT benefit.
The people claiming asylum for being gay is ludicrous. 70 years ago we had Quentin crisp. 30 years ago 'queer bashing'
We are supposedly more civilised but definitely a lot less moral these days.
Asylum seekers don't ALL agree with our liberal views. Remember Reading?
Send them all home.
03/03/2021 18:08:54 10 15
Mental. Country is in dire straits and you’re applauding the government that brought it on
03/03/2021 19:03:50 6 2
In the 1916-1920 Spanish Flu pandemic, 228,000 people died, most in the Autumn/Winter of 1918/9. The difference was, people didn't stay at home and life carried on as normal, well, as normal as it could having just finished the First World War, where 886,000 service personnel were lost.
03/03/2021 23:08:40 2 0
Spanish flu. 230,000 dead 1918-20. Hong Kong flu 1968-69 80,000 dead.
Other Chancellors dealt with American independence, Napoleon, two World Wars, the Cold War, the retreat from Empire, the Irish Potato famine, the Credit crunch,vthe 30s depression all much worse.
04/03/2021 07:41:36 4 6
Which ones?

As things currently stand, no cases have been proven to have been granted by cronyism. There's a lot that look suspicious, but the crisis situation did make granting contracts to anyone who vaguely looked like they could manage it a good idea.

PPE Procurement all went through the same set of checks, at most all Cronyism could have actually have done is get their foot in the door.
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For some people (not me) they have saved for a property to rent out to give them retirement income. Not everyone gets a company or public sector pension.
Just what else could he do ? Sm*rt *rs*s Removed
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The mess over the last decade was created by Labour.
I'm sorry, which party has been in power for the last 11 years imposing austerity policies that have made the poorest even poorer? Pretty sure that wasn't Labour. Moron Removed
03/03/2021 16:39:06 23 13
They are spitting teeth over on the Guardian, their brains are boiling that Rishi has put in place sensible policies. They resort to personal insults. Demonstrating to us all that the left has lost the argument.
03/03/2021 15:19:22 60 23
A very fair budget.
03/03/2021 17:31:37 27 10
I think this young man is a very good and decent chancellor and one I could vote for