Osborne Accused of Accounting Tricks to Meet Budget Surplus Goal

  • OBR says surplus goal relies on Budget policy shifts
  • Capital investment and corporation tax payments rescheduled

George Osborne Lowers U.K. Growth Outlook

U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne, juggling slower-than-expected growth with a legally binding target to deliver a budget surplus by the end of the decade, resorted to what some economists dismissed as accounting tricks to make his sums work.

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