Brown to forecast strong economic growth

Link: Pre-Budget special report

The chancellor will address MPs at 12:30pm today, where he is expected to admit that public finances have continued to deteriorate.

Remember to go to to follow the speech as it happens, and for analysis and comment shortly afterwards.

Among other things, the chancellor is expected to:

  • Revise borrowing forecasts from the April Budget
  • Allocate an extra £800m to post-war efforts in Iraq
  • Change tax rules to comply with ECJ rulings
  • Cap pension tax breaks for individual pension funds at £1.4m
  • Propose tax breaks for property investors

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