8th February 2011
The Chancellor, George Osborne has flagged up a new online portal, designed to elicit ideas from the public and from businesses for the forthcoming Budget.
The portal allows anyone to send their ideas direct to the desks of the Treasury officials working on the Budget, which will be delivered on 23 March.
The Government said that the portal is another example of its commitment to policy transparency.
It follows on from the October 2010 Spending Review, when over 100,000 people submitted online suggestions as to how the Government could save money, including the idea of stopping the production of National Insurance cards.
Mr Osborne said: "I want to hear about your brightest and best ideas. Because next month's Budget will be all about growth. In particular I want to know what businesses, large and small, want from me. So go online and tell me what you think."
More information can be found at http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/budget_representation.htm