Live blogging the 2011 Budget

Today is the 2011 Budget, and I will be live blogging it for Reuters. Click here to follow live coverage throughout the day.

As a prelude, I have written a short op-ed for The Spectator, where I focus on statistical variability, tax transparency, and burdens on high earners:

With the removal of barriers to growth the Chancellor can help. But his main role is balancing the books and letting the private sector run the economy. He needs to stop gimmicks that hurt the economy and start the vital work of long term tax reform.