CITY VIEWS: WHAT SHOULD BE IN THE BUDGET?

PHILIP RADLEY | GUARANTEES AND BONDS

“Well, for a start, we really need to cut government spending. Hopefully the budget will be less than disastrous, because at the moment taxes are up, petrol is increasing, and with inflation it seems that the price of everything is rising.”

MATT BYNORTH | COOPER GAY

“As a potential first time home buyer, I think more needs to be done to stimulate the market. Without more reasonable prices there won’t be much more buying and as a result nobody gets on the property ladder. Overall, public spending needs to be increased.”

VINIT PATEL | CATLIN GROUP

“Hopefully it will not negatively impact young families. I'm hoping that there is adequate compensation for parents, for example child benefits. Obviously the high increase in tax and petrol is causing a squeeze of disposable income so hopefully fuel duty won’t rise.”