Anything interesting for us in today's budget?
The Chancellor is expected to unveil the Budget in the House of Commons at around 12.30pm on Wednesday, March 3. He will then later lead a Downing Street press conference which usually takes place at 5pm.
The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, is expected to announce new immigration routes to the United Kingdom in the coming budget, at a time when many Britons are out of work due to the coronavirus pandemic and legal and illegal immigration are already running at or near record highs.
The changes are supposedly designed to boost “international competitiveness” by making it easier for bosses to recruit “high-skilled” foreign workers, particularly in the tech sector, rather than training local people.
That one's clear enough. More here as it unfolds, if remotely interesting, otherwise back to sleep.