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Chancellor announces Budget date

18 Dec 2014

The 2015 Budget will be delivered on Wednesday 18 March, Chancellor George Osborne has announced.

The Chancellor made the announcement to the Commons Treasury Committee in Parliament.

The Budget will be the Chancellor’s sixth, and will be delivered less than two months before the General Election.

However, the Chancellor ruled out any major announcements in the Budget, telling the committee that ‘anyone expecting unaffordable pre-election giveaways will be disappointed because we will stay on course to prosperity’.

In the recent Autumn Statement, the Chancellor announced a significant overhaul of stamp duty on residential property.