Link: Preview: Budget 2003
Just 10% of the 472 executives polled by YouGov for KPMG said they were confident Gordon Brown would deliver a ‘Budget for business’.
The chancellor also received little support for the way in which he has run the economy to date, with 47% of those polled calling his performance ‘poor’ or ‘very poor’, while just 28% were generally pleased.
Once again the biggest criticism was red tape, mentioned by more than half of the respondents, followed by the tax burden and not joining the euro, the FT reported.
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