Emergency Budget 2010 - news and comment round up

A round up of the measures and comment from Horticulture industry insiders

Editor's leader - Winners and losers in emergency budget

Horticulture Industry reacts to emergency budget

Parks left to face twin threats of departmental cuts and council tax freeze

Garden centres brace themselves for VAT increase after Christmas

Budget pledge to maintain capital spend welcomed by landscapers

Yorkshire's regional group concerned over budget spending cuts

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Hort Week Bloggers


Andrew Fisher Tomlin reflects on the implications for landscapes:

Big brave new world

Stewart Harding blogs on crisis for parks:

Not just the budget 

Leslie Kossoff blogs on retail opportunities:

VAT and other tax increases -the opportunities

It's going to be ugly


TWEETS from Hort Week followers:

    *  cpreshropshire

We welcome the Chancellor's announcement that he will consider a fuel rebate for remote rural areas.

    *  cpreshropshire

Decision to cut landline levy for broadband upgrading is disappointing. But many rural areas were to miss out under previous gov's scheme.

    * JamesASinclair   

Put the squeeze on citrus trees

    * JamesASinclair   

A hefty tax on Coleus and Heuchera Caramel

    * JamesASinclair   

Hefty cutbacks on secateurs

    *   CPRE Shropshire

The LibDems promised to equalize VAT on new build & repair to encourage development on brownfield land. Will this happen in today's budget?

    *    JonBramall

I hope the lowest earners get taxed less and that the super rich are taxed more from this budget. Our society is far too-unequal.

    *     Nico2lette

Going up to allotment rich. Will come back poorer after budget.

To download the full Budget documents go to HM Treasury website's budget page.

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