Analysis: Budget Day 2013

Analysis of the Chancellor's Budget announcement and the effect it will have upon the Borders.

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Shelter Scotland 'disappointed' with Chancellor

“We are disappointed the Chancellor did not take this opportunity to scrap the ill-conceived Bedroom Tax and whilst any new investment in social housing is welcome, today’s Budget falls well short of the 100,000 homes proposed by the CBI and British Chambers of Commerce.

“Scotland should see some additional investment following today’s Budget and we now call on the Scottish Government to use all of this extra money to invest in a major housing programme and build at least 10,000 new social homes a year to end Scotland’s housing crisis for good.”

– Graeme Brown, Director, Shelter Scotland

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