Data provided by iNet BFA
Loading...
See More

Press leaks UK budget

Mar 20 2013 15:47 Reuters
UK flag

(Shutterstock)

Related Articles

Britain awaits tough new budget

UK sterling takes a pounding

UK fiscal watchdog rebuffs Cameron

Markets buoyant despite UK downgrade

Britain clings to austerity

New UK tax status test could hit expats

 

London - British Finance Minister George Osborne's market sensitive statement to parliament on the budget was leaked on the internet minutes before his speech started.

A copy of what appeared to be the front page of the London Evening Standard, with full details of economic forecasts and changes to taxes, appeared on the blog of political commentator Guido Fawkes at least fifteen minutes ahead of Osborne's speech on Wednesday.

The newspaper's political editor Joe Murphy apologised for the "very serious mistake" in a tweet, as copies of the paper's front page were seen being circulated in the House of Commons as Osborne spoke.

The leak comes at a sensitive time between press and political relations in Britain, with a new system intended to regulate the country's scandal-hungry press agreed on Monday.

Follow Fin24 on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and Pinterest.

george osborne  |  uk budget
NEXT ON FIN24X

 
 
 

Read Fin24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Company Snapshot

We're talking about:

Small Business

A cash flow crunch often occurs in small businesses trying to balance cash coming in with cash going out. Watch this video to help you improve.
 
 

Savings survey not realistic

Fin24 readers respond to an in-house survey, which found that 60% of readers were confident that they would be financially comfortable in their retirement.

 
 

Start saving...

Time the key for retirement saving
Dummy's guide to saving
Save money with affordable account
All about endowments

Money Clinic

Money Clinic
Do you have a question about your finances? We'll get an expert opinion.
Click here...
Loading...