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CITY VIEWS: ARE YOU WORRIED ABOUT TODAY’S BUDGET?

Marion Dakers
ANDREW CARTER
FREELANCE CONSULTANT
“We are going to have to take the pain, no matter what. It’s very probably the right thing to do. There is always room for negotiations around the edges, but it’s necessary and really important to make
decisive cuts.”

CHRIS BUCKLEY
DVB BANK
“I’m not worried personally, but I am expecting big cuts. I think it is possible the government will go too far with cuts – the markets are quite flaky at the moment so too big a cut in spending could take us into a double dip.”

TIM SMITH
ORRICK, HERRINGTON & SUTCLIFFE
“Now Osborne has said he is not going to put up National Insurance I feel a bit better, but it will be interesting to see what cuts are coming. Something has to be done to pay back what we owe.”