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Pre-Budget report: Your questions

John Whiting, Jane Moore and Eddy Graham
BBC Radio 4's Money Box Live
Monday, 1 December 2008,
at 1502 GMT
On Radio 4 and Online

On Monday's Money Box Live, Paul Lewis took your questions about the pre-Budget report and put them to a panel of expert guests.

Alistair Darling cut VAT but took UK borrowing to record levels in the pre-Budget report on Monday 24 November.

The moves are needed to protect against a deep and long-lasting recession according to the chancellor.

Top earners face more tax and all national insurance contributions will rise.

And duty on alcohol, tobacco and petrol will rise to offset the VAT cut.

Whatever your concern, our panel of experts were here to give you advice.

Paul Lewis was joined by:

• John Whiting, tax partner. PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
• Jane Moore, tax faculty technical manager, Institute Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
• Eddy Graham, welfare rights worker, CPAG

Presenter: Paul Lewis
Producer: Lesley McAlpine

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