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Geoffrey Howe’s first Budget

Title
Geoffrey Howe’s first Budget
Genre
News report; Speech; Parliamentary debate
TX Date
13 Jun 1979
Year of production
1979
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Duration
00:06:42
Description
Coverage of Chancellor Geoffrey Howe’s first Budget. With cuts of his speech announcing an increase in VAT to 15 per cent, and reduction in income tax, at 60 per cent for the top rate and 30 per cent for the basic rate. Response in Commons from leader of the opposition and former Prime Minister, James Callaghan. Male reporter not identified (poss. Peter Murphy).
Contributors
James Callaghan; Geoffrey Howe; Peter Murphy?
Keywords
Budgets; Government; Taxation; Economics; Conservative Party; Geoffrey Howe; National budgets; Income tax; Value Added Tax

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