Citizens Advice responds to Budget

4:18pm Tuesday 29th March 2011

THE Citizens Advice Bureau has today given its response to last week's Budget announcements.

Future growth of the economy restricted, says report

11:53am Tuesday 29th March 2011

WHILE the South-West's economy has weathered recession relatively well, its future growth will be constrained by a combination of public-private sector rebalancing, reduced household spending and fragile business confidence.

Budget 2011: Welcome relief for rural communities

Chard & Ilminster News: Precautions against countryside tick bites

2:06pm Thursday 24th March 2011

FARMERS and landowners in Somerset have welcomed the scrapping of next month's 1p fuel duty rise, according to local experts.

Budget 2011: Small businesses say 'budget didn't go far enough'

1:57pm Thursday 24th March 2011

THE Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has welcomed announcements in the Budget which will help provide stability, but believes it didn’t go far enough to incentivise job creation.

Budget 2011: Institution of civil engineers reaction

1:49pm Thursday 24th March 2011

THE Institution of Civil Engineers says the Budget shows encouraging growth strategy and progress in key areas.

Budget 2011: Laws welcomes support to families

11:01am Thursday 24th March 2011

YEOVIL MP David Laws has welcomed the measures announced by the Chancellor in his annual Budget statement earlier to the House of Commons earlier today.

Budget 2011: The full breakdown

Chard & Ilminster News: Budget

11:04am Thursday 24th March 2011

The chancellor’s budget speech lasted for 46 minutes, and contained few surprises. There was good news for families struggling to cope with high water bills in the south west, with an offer of support, but there is little detail on the mechanics of any scheme as yet.

BUDGET 2011: What it means for you

Chard & Ilminster News: Budget

10:59am Thursday 24th March 2011

MOTORISTS throughout Somerset have been given a break after Chancellor George Osborne announced a 1p per litre reduction in the cost of petrol in today's Budget.

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