Sir Edward praises beer duty cuts and fuel freeze in Budget 2015

Sir Edward Leigh
Sir Edward Leigh

Sir Edward Leigh has praised the Chancellor of the Exchequer for today’s pre-election budget announcement.

He said: “George Osborne has delivered a budget for everyone.

“It’s the summation of five years’ hard work in putting the whole country back on a sound financial track, and we need to make sure this foundation is built upon rather than destroyed by Labour profligacy.

“Having argued for tax simplification for years, I’m particularly pleased with the abolition of the tax return and I hope it’s the first of many moves in reforming our outdated and bloated tax system.

“But the beer duty cuts and fuel duty freeze are also most welcome.”