Live Debate: The Budget 2014


Welcome to our regular Tech City News live web debate giving you breaking news, live analysis, comments and debates from the comfort of your computer.

Find out how the budget will affect the growing technology sector in London and your day to day life. Our debate will start at 12:15 ahead of the budget announcements.

Your hosts & commentators

Get expert analysis and insights from our commentators. Political journalist Charlotte Henry will be reporting from Westminster on the Chancellor’s announcements, and we’ll have insightful tax and accounting commentary from KPMG’s Tim Kay. We’ll also be serving up market analysis from Bill Hubard, Chief Economist at Markets.com, and will be joined by Tech City News Editor Alex Wood.

charlotte henry 

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Key tech themes

  1. Will the gaming industry receive tax relief?
  2. National insurance contributions – will the threshold be raise to 25, or the changes brought forward to this April?
  3. Will business rates be reformed?

The debate has now ended – see below for the full coverage