Budget archive

  • Datawind launches UbiSlate tablet in UK for £29.99, after success in India
    Tablets

    Datawind launches UbiSlate tablet in UK for £29.99, after success in India

    By 16 December 2013

    Datawind is aiming at the budget market with the launch of its £29.99 UbiSlate 7-inch tablet, following success in India. The cheapest of the line, the UbiSlate 7Ci features a 7-inch TFT capacitive display, 1GHz Cortex A8 processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB...

  • Best gadget gifts for under £50
    Gadgets

    Best gadget gifts for under £50

    By 9 December 2013

    Whether you’re looking to buy a gift or you've just found a £50 note in the street and want to turn it into tech, we’ve compiled a list of the best gadgets out there a single note can buy. From mobiles and tablets to sports kit and toys we surprised...

  • Budget iPhone tested in many colours, with late summer production?
    Phones

    Budget iPhone tested in many colours, with late summer production?

    By 23 May 2013

    A new report surfaced on Thursday about Apple's rumoured low-cost iPhone that is expected to land this year, and the latest news indicates the device is being tested in a range of coloured models and will begin production in late summer.  Japanese blog Macotakara - citing...

  • Budget 2012: Tax relief for video games sector reintroduced
    Gaming

    Budget 2012: Tax relief for video games sector reintroduced

    By 21 March 2012

    As part of the 2012 Budget, announced today (21 March) by Chancellor George Osborne, the government will be reintroducing tax relief for the UK video games, animation and high-end television production sectors. Tax breaks for the games industry were formerly...

  • BUDGET: Car owners benefit from UK Fuel Duty cuts
    Online

    BUDGET: Car owners benefit from UK Fuel Duty cuts

    By 23 March 2011

    Fuel duty has been cut by 1p per litre in UK Chancellor George Osbourne's Budget, announced today, 23 March. The new pricing structure will come into effect 6pm GMT this evening - so hang on until then if you have to fill your car. In addition, the previously...

  • Vaizey: 1-Up for the UK games industry
    Gaming

    Vaizey: 1-Up for the UK games industry

    By 15 July 2010

    At last - a boost for the UK games industry. After the announcement during the coalition government's budget that the tax breaks for the industry would be scrapped, there is finally some good news coming out of Whitehall for UK game developers. Minister...

  • BUDGET: Games industry tax breaks dropped
    Gaming

    BUDGET: Games industry tax breaks dropped

    By 22 June 2010

    Chancellor George Osborne has scrapped Labour's proposals to give tax relief to games publishers, calling the idea "poorly targeted". Labour's former Chancellor Alistair Darling had said: "creative industries, including the video games industry, make...

  • BUDGET: Broadband tax officially scrapped
    Online

    BUDGET: Broadband tax officially scrapped

    By 22 June 2010

    The coalition government has decided not to pursue Labour's plans to add a 50p tax to all landline telephone users to pay for an improved broadband network. George Osborne made the announcement as part of his emergency Budget. The Conservatives were vocal...

  • Motorists hit hard by 11th Budget
    Cars

    Motorists hit hard by 11th Budget

    By 21 March 2007

    Motorists have been hit hard by the latest Budget from Gordon Brown with Cars bear brunt of green taxation. The chancellor has announced that he will be putting up fuel duty by 2p per litre from October, in line with inflation. It will also go up again...

  • Fujitsu launches Amilo Pro V Edition budget notebook computer
    Laptops

    Fujitsu launches Amilo Pro V Edition budget notebook computer

    By 16 November 2006

    Fujitsu has launched a couple of small, budget laptop computers that incorporate UMTS functionality. The Amilo Pro V3525/V3545 Editions have good-sized, 15.4-inch screens, and are equipped with nVidia GeForce Go7300 graphic chipsets. It comes standard...