Budget 2012: live coverage of Osborne's budget this Wednesday at 12.30

Follow all the budget action live on the Smarta webchat and get your questions in to our panel as chancellor George Osborne announces this year's budget.

Make sure you don't miss a beat and join our panel of small business experts and entrepreneurs who will be commenting on Osborne's measures as he delivers his third budget, picking apart the policies and uncovering the impact on UK plc.

It's your chance throw in your two-pennyworth as each announcement is made and discuss wether they'll help or hinder small businesses around the country.

The Smarta panellists on the budget webchat are:

Matt Thomas, Smarta

Matt FAAAAACESmarta chief operating officer Matt Thomas will be steering the webchat, picking out the parts that are relevant to small businesses. With many years experience in scrutinising government policies and speaking to entrepreneurs, he will decipher the chancellor's measures and tell you what they really mean.
Follow Matt Thomas on Twitter @smartamatt

Anil Stocker, Market Invoice

AnilStockerChatThe co-founder of alternative finance provider MarketInvoice is also one of the founding members of the Next Generation Finance Consortium, recently launched to increase awareness of alternative funding among entrepreneurs. As the founder of a high-growth start-up and someone who has worked with hundreds of other small businesses, Stocker will look at the chancellor's budget through the eyes of an entrepreneur and give his verdict.
Follow Anil Stocker on Twitter @anilstocker

Stephen Archer, Spring Partnerships

StephenArcherChatAs an entrepreneur and business analyst, the director of Spring Partnerships is well placed to comment on business and economic trends. Archer will analyse Osborne's announcement, reading between the lines and determine what consequences it will have for small businesses.

Justin Randall, Jeffreys Henry LLP

JustinRandallA chartered accountant and an audit partner Randall is also a corporate finance specialist with clients in sectors ranging from creative and media to technology and utilities. He will dissect Osborne's budget and show you how it will affect your business.


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