It seems likely that the Budget on 18 March may be quite dull, certainly according to Robert Peston (and he does usually have good underlying information even if you think his spin tends to gloom-mongering). In every sense that is good - it clears a further hurdle over coming weeks that might otherwise create market uncertainty in terms of deal doing, and we hardly need more tinkering with the tax system at this stage. Of course there is very likely to be an emergency Budget during the months after the Election, whoever gets in. That is a bigger issue on the horizon.