Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond delivered a budget that promised much, but delivered little, echoing the work of his predecessor, George Osborne.
Mark Chapman, Pirate Party Economics Spokesperson said:
"This was a budget with tinkering and updates, but with no real structural changes in either taxation or spending.
"Despite incurring significant political flak by clearly breaking a manifesto commitment not to raise National Insurance on the self-employed he doesn't go nearly far enough. The tax and National Insurance system continues to be too complicated...