CITY VIEWS: WHAT DID YOU MAKE OF THE BUDGET?

JULIAN PHILLIPS | MITSUI SUMITOMO

“Osborne already set out his plans earlier this year and he should stick to them. He did outline some good proposals for businesses and drivers. The budget is better long term because it will take a while for regulatory changes to kick in.”

COLIN FANTHAM | XCHANGING

"The 1p off of petrol won’t make any real difference, but the budget will improve the long-term forecast of the country. There is nothing in the budget that impresses businesses, though. I’d rather they’d cut more taxes."

DAVID PORTER | SMARTSTREAM

“It was a very positive budget, with tax changes for corporations welcome, particularly the drop in corporation tax. It’s a very good long-term plan, but George Osborne had his hands tied and realistically could do very little.”

ROB WHITELEY | C.V. STARR

“The new budget is slightly good for lower income earners and smaller families, but worse for people who make more money, who can expect to be paying more in taxes. But with the current situation, everyone seems to be suffering.”