HM Treasury


What this Budget means for you

Alistair Darling said that this year’s Budget was “about making the big decisions for the future”.  

In a video made for our website he said:  “I’m confident about the future, I think government can make a real difference, it can’t do it all itself, it needs people, it needs imagination, it needs flair - but government can make a difference to the future of our country for the next 10 or 20 years.  And that’s a difference, that’s a choice that I’m going to make so that I can be confident we can build our economy for the future.”

During the economic downturn the Government has provided a wide range of support to help people and businesses. You can find details of this government action, along with more detail of the Budget 2010 measures and announcmements, on the following pages.