George Osborne presented the final Budget of this Parliament on Wednesday 18 March 2015.
In his speech the Chancellor reported ‘on a Britain that is growing, creating jobs and paying its way’.
Towards the end of 2014 the government issued many proposed clauses of Finance Bill 2015 together with updates on consultations. Due to the dissolution of Parliament on 30 March some measures have been legislated for in the week commencing 23 March, whilst others will be enacted by a Finance Bill in the next Parliament (depending on the result of the General Election).
The Budget proposed further measures, some of which may only come to fruition if the Conservative Party is in power in the next Parliament.
The articles which follow summarise some of the key changes