As Rishi Sunak, Chancellor of the Exchequer, finalizes his speech ahead of next weekâ€™s Budget, Jack Blanchard looks back at the pitfalls and disasters which have plagued Chancellors in years gone by.
Former Treasury aide and official Ed Balls recalls his old boss Gordon Brownâ€™s 10p tax band fiasco. Philip Hammondâ€™s former media adviser Poppy Trowbridge picks over the 2017 U-turn on national insurance. Former Chancellor George Osborne defends the 2012 pasty tax â€˜omni-shambles,â€™ while former Tory MP Heidi Allen explains what itâ€™s like to lead a Budget rebellion. And Shadow Home Secretary Nick Thomas-Symonds delves into the history books to tell the tale of a Labour Chancellor forced to resign over an ill-timed Budget leak.
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