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Answer to PF's Christmas

Magazine article Public Finance

Answer to PF's Christmas

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Thanks to all of you who played the Christmas Quiz. The PF team managed to outfox you this year as no one managed to get all of the answers right, so the winner had to be drawn from those who only stumbled on one question. Congratulations to Grainne Reid who wins £150 in Marks & Spencer vouchers.

1 Who was the only Cabinet minister to lose their job in the government reshuffle?

D) Michael Moore

2 In a speech to the Conservative Party conference, by what year did George Osborne pledge to run a budget surplus if the Conservatives win the election?

C) 2020

3 How many councils did Labour gain control of in the local government elections?

C) 2

4 And how many UKIP councillors were elected?

B) 147

5 According to Nick Clegg, which sporting star urged tne leaders oj tne three main political parties to 'get along'?

C) Andy Murray

6 On which policy did the government not lose a judicial review?

C) Free schools

7 Which reality TV star was appointed as the government's small business ambassador?

C) Karren Brady

8 Bank of England governor Mark Carney announced that the Monetary Policy Committee was unlikely to raise interest rates until what happened?

A) Unemployment falls to 7%

9 Who was described as a 'model of lean government9 by George Osborne in his Spending Review statement?

A) Eric Pickles

10 Which tax could be devolved to Wales as part of reforms to the Welsh Assembly's powers?

A) Income tax

11 Who did Alex Salmond accuse of ducking a debate on Scottish independence?

A) David Cameron

12 Government plans to create a Single Local Growth Fund wul localise how much Whitehall spending to Local Enterprise Partnerships from 2015? …

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