Budget 2012: Comment: Osborne’s honeymoon over

IF Chancellor George Osborne was in any doubt over whether his honeymoon period in office was over, the reaction of business to his latest Budget will have left him in no doubt.

Lukewarm is perhaps the most charitable way to describe the response of the major business organisations, which welcomed measures such as the cut in corporation tax but seemed just as concerned about actions the Chancellor failed to take.

The CBI wanted more deregulation, the Chancellor did not go "far enough or fast enough" for the Io... You can carry on reading TheBusinessDesk.com for free, but you have reached the maximum number of pages an unregistered user can view. To register for an account, click here or login below...