The Conservative MP for Northampton North has expressed the concerns that the Chancellor's Budget isn't tackling the immediate need to promote growth in the economy.
Backbencher Brian Binley says: "This Budget was always going to be a late opportunity to take forward the growth agenda, and I fear that we may have failed already to grasp the opportunity. I know that there is limited room for manoeuvre, but this will only get worse unless we can get the economy moving again."
– Northampton North MP, Brian Binley (Con)
The Chancellor missed a golden opportunity to stem the leak of colossal sums draining our economy through the mis-directed carbon reduction obsession slowly strangling households and businesses. He could also have given us more hope that the ‘export-led’ recovery that he has promised would be progressed: but to make that a reality, we need to wake up to the reality of the world as it is. It’s time to smell the coffee – if, indeed, we’re not too late already”_.
Mr Binley welcomed the Government’s decision to raise the personal allowance from April 2013 and the reduction in the top rate of income tax to 45 per cent.