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Poll: Should the Budget be moved to a different month?

Just five days after Budget 2013, there have already been calls to move next year’s Budget to a different month. What do you think – good idea? Bad idea?

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BUDGET 2013 IS less than five days old but there have already been calls for next year’s Budget to be moved from its usual month of December.

The government has held the Budget in December for more than a decade but under new EU rules, the Budget may have be pushed back to an earlier month.

Retail groups have already said that holding the Budget in December every year scares people off spending right before Christmas – however opposition politicians have warned that bringing the Budget forward increases the risk of a supplementary Budget being brought in the following year.

So what do you think: should the Budget be moved to a different month?

Poll Results:

No (1123)
Yes (898)
It doesn't make any difference (625)

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