ECONOMISTS’ VIEWS: HOW SHOULD THE BUDGET ENCOURAGE GROWTH?

 
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DAVID KERN | BRITISH CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE
"Make recruitment easier and allow faster planning decisions. Lower the youth minimum wage and scrap employment regulation, to encourage jobs."

TOM CLOUGHERTY | ADAM SMITH INSTITUTE
"Cutting red tape is like a free tax cut so we need a lot of that – especially for small businesses that cannot simply suck up regulatory burdens."

HOWARD ARCHER | IHS GLOBAL INSIGHT
"A raft of small reforms could still be perceived in total as pro-business in the long term. Plus more to come once the fiscal situation improves."