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The 2024 Spring Budget with Raj Kandola: Insights and Implications

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In this episode of Mid Atlantic, we welcome Raj Kandola, Director of External Affairs at the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce, to dissect the 2024 Spring Budget announced by UK Chancellor Jeremy Hunt. As the nation moves closer to the next general election, this budget has garnered attention for its strategic tax adjustments, investment allocations, and potential impacts on the economic landscape. Raj provides an expert analysis of how these fiscal policies may or may not shape the UK's economic resilience, influence the business community, and affect regional growth and development.

Show Notes:

  1. Introduction to the episode and guest Raj Kandola.
  2. Overview of key budget announcements: NI reductions, child benefit threshold increases, extension of the cost of living support fund, adjustments in alcohol duty and property taxes.
  3. Raj Kandola's perspective on the budget's focus on household tax cuts and missed opportunities for business growth.
  4. Examination of positive initiatives in the budget, such as AI investment and support for workforce reintegration.
  5. Discussion on the Institute of Fiscal Studies' skepticism and the business community's sentiment towards the projected economic recovery.
  6. The sustainability of fiscal policy in light of significant public service cuts.
  7. The need for investment in regional infrastructure to address disparities, particularly between Birmingham and London.
  8. Raj's assessment of the budget's timing and potential implications for the upcoming general election.
  9. Conclusion: Raj Kandola's overall grade for the budget and its implications for UK businesses.
  10. How to connect with Raj Kandola and the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce online.

Quotes:

  1. "I think given the fact that we're facing the prospect of a general election at some point this year, it was no surprise to see the Chancellor use the limited fiscal headroom he's got to prioritise tax cuts for households." - Raj Kandola
  2. "From a business perspective, we can't help but feel he's missed a trick in really trying to unlock growth for businesses, not just in our region but across the country as well." - Raj Kandola
  3. "There's still a lot of challenges out there. There's still more support that businesses need." - Raj Kandola
  4. "We need a far more integrated transport system, which incorporates all modes, but also encourages people to get out of their cars, essentially, because, as Birmingham was renowned for being a city of the car." - Raj Kandola


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In this episode of Mid Atlantic, we welcome Raj Kandola, Director of External Affairs at the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce, to dissect the 2024 Spring Budget announced by UK Chancellor Jeremy Hunt. As the nation moves closer to the next general election, this budget has garnered attention for its strategic tax adjustments, investment allocations, and potential impacts on the economic landscape. Raj provides an expert analysis of how these fiscal policies may or may not shape the UK's economic resilience, influence the business community, and affect regional growth and development.

Show Notes:

  1. Introduction to the episode and guest Raj Kandola.
  2. Overview of key budget announcements: NI reductions, child benefit threshold increases, extension of the cost of living support fund, adjustments in alcohol duty and property taxes.
  3. Raj Kandola's perspective on the budget's focus on household tax cuts and missed opportunities for business growth.
  4. Examination of positive initiatives in the budget, such as AI investment and support for workforce reintegration.
  5. Discussion on the Institute of Fiscal Studies' skepticism and the business community's sentiment towards the projected economic recovery.
  6. The sustainability of fiscal policy in light of significant public service cuts.
  7. The need for investment in regional infrastructure to address disparities, particularly between Birmingham and London.
  8. Raj's assessment of the budget's timing and potential implications for the upcoming general election.
  9. Conclusion: Raj Kandola's overall grade for the budget and its implications for UK businesses.
  10. How to connect with Raj Kandola and the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce online.

Quotes:

  1. "I think given the fact that we're facing the prospect of a general election at some point this year, it was no surprise to see the Chancellor use the limited fiscal headroom he's got to prioritise tax cuts for households." - Raj Kandola
  2. "From a business perspective, we can't help but feel he's missed a trick in really trying to unlock growth for businesses, not just in our region but across the country as well." - Raj Kandola
  3. "There's still a lot of challenges out there. There's still more support that businesses need." - Raj Kandola
  4. "We need a far more integrated transport system, which incorporates all modes, but also encourages people to get out of their cars, essentially, because, as Birmingham was renowned for being a city of the car." - Raj Kandola


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