Next UK Budget to be Held on March 16

The 2016 Budget will be held on Wednesday 16 March, Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has told MPs.

A week after unveiling his Autumn Statement, Mr Osborne must now prepare for this annual speech outlining fiscal forecasts and tax changes for the following financial year.
Last year there was a Budget on 18 March, the Chancellor’s sixth.

However, following the General Election two months later, Mr Osborne held another Budget on 8 July.

This summer Budget was the first all-Tory presentation of Conservative plans to balance the books and raise revenue following the ending of the Coalition government.

On that occasion, the date of the summer Budget was announced in an article for the Sun newspaper, rather than the more conventional statement to Parliament, because MPs were not sitting.

via BBC

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Alfonso Esparza

Alfonso Esparza

Senior Currency Analyst at Market Pulse
Alfonso Esparza specializes in macro forex strategies for North American and major currency pairs. Upon joining OANDA in 2007, Alfonso Esparza established the MarketPulseFX blog and he has since written extensively about central banks and global economic and political trends. Alfonso has also worked as a professional currency trader focused on North America and emerging markets. He has been published by The MarketWatch, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and The Globe and Mail, and he also appears regularly as a guest commentator on networks including Bloomberg and BNN. He holds a finance degree from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) and an MBA with a specialization on financial engineering and marketing from the University of Toronto.
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