Budget 2012

What's in George Osborne's briefcase for the new financial year? Interactive Investor brings you exhaustive coverage of the run-up to, and fall-out from, the government's 2012 Budget.

From a mooted extension to the stamp duty holiday to the abolition of the 50p tax rate for higher earners, we've got it covered.

By: Interactive Investor News Team I Wed, 21st March 2012 - 14:46

Chancellor George Osborne outlined details of his "kaleidoscope" Budget on Wednesday. Find out what was cut, what will be spent and how it affects you in our round-up....

By: Ruth Jackson I Wed, 21st March 2012 - 18:25

Chancellor George Osborne clamped down on tax evaders in his third budget, but made changes to help those on low incomes. Here's a round-up of the Budget's winners and losers.

By: Ruya Niazi I Wed, 21st March 2012 - 16:36

"Today marks the end of "we're all in it together", according the Ed Miliband in his response to the Budget. But do the industry experts agree? And how did the FTSE react? Find out in our round-up....

By: Darshini Shah I Wed, 21st March 2012 - 15:41

Oil and gas firms operating in the North Sea will be guaranteed tax relief for large and deep fields to open up west of Shetland, the Chancellor's Budget has revealed.

By: Cathy Adams I Wed, 21st March 2012 - 15:59

The 50p income tax band for higher-rate taxpayers will be scrapped, Chancellor George Osborne announced in Wednesday's Budget.

By: Ruth Jackson I Wed, 21st March 2012 - 15:47

Stamp duty on housing transactions worth over £2 million will increase to 7%, it was revealed in Wednesday's Budget.

By: Johanna Gornitzki I Wed, 21st March 2012 - 16:21

People earning just above the higher-rate threshold will not lose the child benefit when it's scrapped for higher earners in April 2013, Chancellor George Osborne has announced.

By: Patrick Smith I Wed, 21st March 2012 - 17:12

Retailers have been given a boost in this year's Budget with the relaxation of Sunday trading restrictions during the Olympics, but will be miffed that the long-campaigned-for cut in fuel duty did not materialise and perplexed by some tinkering with VAT.

By: Rebecca Rutt I Wed, 21st March 2012 - 16:40

The planned fuel duty increase of 3.02p per litre will come into effect from 1 August as planned, Chancellor George Osborne confirmed on Wednesday.

By: Darshini Shah I Wed, 21st March 2012 - 17:18

Housebuilders were given a welcome boost from the 2012 budget, with the government expanding the 'Get Britain Building' fund and reinforcing the 'Right to Buy'  and 'New Buy' schemes.

By: Laura Staples I Wed, 21st March 2012 - 16:49

Chancellor George Osborne has simplified the tax system for small firms, putting a stop to the smallest of UK businesses wasting time and money on a complicated process that was designed for large corporations.

By: Ruth Emery I Wed, 21st March 2012 - 16:56

The Chancellor has pledged to combine the two state pensions into one simplified pension, as well as increasing the state pension age automatically in line with rises in longevity.

By: Ruth Emery I Wed, 21st March 2012 - 17:46

A limit on the amount of income tax relief that can be used each year will be introduced in 2013. But it is unclear what tax reliefs the new cap will affect.

By: Tom Elliott I Fri, 16th March 2012 - 05:00

Tom Elliot, Global Strategist at J.P. Morgan Asset Management considers whether the Chancellor needs to tax the rich or cut public spending to repay Britain’s debts and consider whether the French model would work here.

By: Tom Elliott I Fri, 16th March 2012 - 05:00

What are the growth prospects for UK PLC? How crucial are foreign markets? Tom Elliot, Global Strategist at J.P. Morgan Asset Management examines Great British potential.

By: Tom Elliott I Fri, 16th March 2012 - 05:00

George Osborne has borrowed more than he planned. A lot more. So how should he start to plug the deficit? Tom Elliot, Global Strategist at J.P.Morgan Asset Management weighs up mansion tax and pension relief.

By: Kathleen Brooks I Mon, 19th March 2012 - 05:00

How to play the market if the predictions are right.

Thu, 15th March 2012 - 05:00

Is the Chancellor set to tamper with tax relief on pensions? Will he spare a thought for the squeezed middle? Mike Morrison from AXA Wealth looks at what we can expect on 21 March.

By: Sarah Modlock I Wed, 14th March 2012 - 11:33

Chancellor George Osborne is expected to launch 100-year and perpetual bonds in a bid to lock in low interest rates to reduce the future costs of servicing the government's debt burden.

By: Sarah Modlock I Wed, 7th March 2012 - 10:17

As we move closer to the Chancellor's Budget on 21 March, we can expect the usual round of leaks, trails and gripes. Here's what is on the radar so far and how some of the decisions could impact on equities...

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