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John Methven on Geoffrey Howe’s first Budget

Title
John Methven on Geoffrey Howe’s first Budget
Genre
Interview
TX Date
Unknown
Year of production
1979
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Duration
00:03:11
Description
Director-General of the CBI, Sir John Methven, on Chancellor Geoffrey Howe’s first Budget being what managers had asked for. Methven supporting tax cuts as an incentive, arguing against trade union pay claims without increased productivity, warning of the dangers to industry of cutting public expenditure. Female interviewer not identified.
Contributors
John Methven
Keywords
Budgets; Trade unions; Industry; Wages; Wage policy; Taxation; Monetary policy; CBI; Business; Fiscal policy; Economic policy; Geoffrey Howe; National budgets; Public expenditure; Labour productivity

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