Politics & Parliament: The House: Budget Break

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Budget break

TAX BREAKS for workers who buy shares in their own firms are to be announced today by the Chancellor, Gordon Brown, in his pre-Budget statement.

He will also tell MPs that tax breaks will be offered for individuals who buy shares in small businesses. The details will be announced next spring in the Budget.

Today's business

Commons, 2.30pm: Scottish questions and questions to the Lord Chancellor's Department. Pre-Budget statement by the Chancellor, Gordon Brown.

Debates on personal pensions; farming.

Lords, 2.30pm:

Scotland Bill, report stage

Debate on policy towards health services helplines.