Every year the Chancellor of the Exchequer makes a major speech to the House of Commons on the state of the national finances and the Government's future plans for the economy.
This statement is known as the Budget. In this recording listen to information about the history, traditions and processes surrounding the Budget. Hear also about the experiences of the former Chancellor the Rt Hon Kenneth Clarke.
This recording dates from 2009 and is 14 minutes long.
Subscribe to future recordings (Podcast)