Budget purdah


Budget purdah

Budget purdah, in the United Kingdom, is the period after plans have been prepared but before the Chancellor of the Exchequer's annual budget is announced, when he refrains from discussing any matters which have relevance to the forthcoming budget.

This practice was recently ended by former chancellor Gordon Brown.

References

* http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/ukcorrespondents/homefront/mar07/budget.htm
* http://money.uk.msn.com/budget2008/article.aspx?voteshowresults=1&pollcontent=1110411010&jsdisabled=true&cp-documentid=4750582
* http://www.moneyextra.com/advice/tax/budget2006/history.html


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