Report by Chris Giles in the Financial Times (10/09/15, p13) says that higher than expected income tax, National Insurance and VAT receipts mean George Osborne will achieve his desired surplus on the public finances more easily than expected. He says that in the light of this, the chancellor will be forced to respond with higher than currently planned public spending, lower taxes than planned or a bigger surplus. He concludes that if revenues continue to flow faster, with no sign of an unsustainable boom, then it is not the case that four more years of austerity are inevitable.