MEDIA MONITOR: Wednesday 23rd June 2010
The BCC’s comments on the Budget feature in:
David Frost was interviewed on Sky News ahead of the Budget announcement. He was interviewed on BBC News giving his reaction to the Budget.
David Frost’s comments also featured on:
BBC Radio 5 Live
BBC Radio 2
BBC News online
Financial Times online
Financial Times x 2
Daily Telegraph x 2
The Scotsman x 2
Other mentions today...
The BCC’s tax survey is mentioned in the Guardian
The London Chamber of Commerce’s comments on employers allowing staff to watch world cup matches feature in the Independent and the Metro.
Jerry Blackett, Chief Executive of Birmingham Chamber of Commerce, was quoted in the Financial Times talking about the economic situation in the West Midlands.
Ross Smith, Head of Policy at North East Chamber of Commerce, was quoted in the Financial Times talking about national insurance exemptions in certain regions.
Today’s top story:
George Osborne delivers £40bn austerity Budget
Chancellor, George Osborne, delivered his emergency Budget yesterday, which saw severe cuts to public spending and hikes in consumption taxes. He said the measures were designed to slash the budget deficit by the end of the Parliament.
Key articles on the Chamber Network’s policy priorities:
Industry backs a reduction in corporation tax
Businesses welcomed the news that corporation tax rates are to fall from 28% to 24% over a four-year period. This is part of the Government’s plans for the most “fundamental reform to business taxation in a generation”.
Features in: Tele, pg B2. FT, pg 6.
Cuts and tax rises to net £113bn. Tele, pg B6.
CGT will rise to 28% for higher-rate taxpayers. Tele, pg 4.
BA takes step to securing a merger with Iberia. Guardian, pg 27. FT, pg 1.
Labour “scathing” over “Budget from hell”. FT, pg 1. BBC News.
Banks face balance sheet levy of £2bn. FT, pg 7.
BP calms fears over jobs. Tele.
Lib Dems threaten to revolt over Budget. Mail.
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