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CITY VIEWS: WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THIS YEAR’S BUDGET?

CRAIG BENNETT | PGI GROUP
“The stamp duty is definitely a good idea for new starters. The 3p fuel rise on the cost of our already increasing bills isn't very good. Why should we be taxed more if we earn more? I don’t think that is correct at all.”

DAVID THORNBERRY | CHRISTCHURCH INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT
“It’s a Budget that has done nothing to tackle our debt and is just a bit of PR for the chancellor. Why should the stamp duty only be scrapped for homes below £250,000 and for first time buyers?”

H. DEBENHAN | S.E. BANK (SEB)
“I think it’s a good Budget for the city. It’s always good to boost skills and help small businesses when you can. The stamp duty is definitely good as it will help those interested in buying their first house.”

PAUL EVANS | LLOYDS BANKING GROUP
“I would say that the stamp duty which will help the house market to get some traction is good but other than that, there really is very little change. Darling has half an eye on the election and little money.”