Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2000/03/21/uk_budget_gives_it_shot/

UK Budget gives IT shot in arm

Chancellor moves to help hi-tech sector

By Sean Fleming

Posted in Business, 21st March 2000 15:59 GMT

Budget 2000 Update The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Gordon Brown, has moved to boost the growth of hi-tech start-ups in the UK. Here, in brief, is a run down of some of the Chancellor's announcements to boost the UK online economy. Singling out IT and the Internet as critical areas for the UK, the Chancellor said: "We must master technological change" and "create a Britain of opportunity". On the subject of Ecommerce, he said: "We must catch up with America as soon as possible." Main points so far