2009 Budget date announced

12 February 2009

Chancellor of the Exchequer, Alistair Darling, will make his Budget statement to the House of Commons on Wednesday 22 April at 12.30pm.

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 proposals for changes to taxation. This statement is known as the Budget.

The Budget speech usually includes:

  • a review of how the UK economy is performing
  • forecasts of how the UK economy will perform in the future
  • details of any changes to taxation.

The Chancellor's statement is followed by several days' debate.

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