Economist Peter Attard Montalto on what he thinks the Budget holds in store

We looking very much at fiscal as opposed to macro economic factors. They should be delivering some very conservative fiscal policy - higher taxes and quite sharp expenditure cuts

Peter Attard Montalto, Nomuro Emerging Markets Economist

Its very hard for them to cut headline projects. It will be the usual spin around cutting travel budgets and consultants and cutting more biscuits from departments

Peter Attard Montalto, Nomuro Emerging Markets Economist

We will see higher income tax increases, bracket creeper fuel levies and electricity levies, sin taxes and 1% VAT increase - and maybe a dividend tax

Peter Attard Montalto, Nomuro Emerging Markets Economist

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