This blog was updated on 11 March 2015.
Every year, usually in March, the Chancellor of the Exchequer presents their Budget to Parliament. It's a major event, so here's a few ways to stay joined up. This advice also applies to Autumn Statements.
1. HM Treasury will publish all related content on the day itself
All content on Budget day related to the Budget will be published by HM Treasury.
This will generally be the same for all Budget-related content in the days afterwards too.
There will be content that other departments will be able to link to and feature – we recommend the Budget topical event page.
Details of different policies that are announced will also be in various content formats both on and off GOV.UK, i.e. in a main news story or infographics on the Treasury’s Flickr page, and these can also be linked to and shared on social media.
The Chancellor will begin speaking at around 12.30pm and HM Treasury won’t publish anything until they sit down. Budget statements typically last around 60 to 75 minutes.
3. Retweet and publicise
HM Treasury will tweet to promote the Budget landing page. If appropriate, please retweet or share from your department’s social media account.
Please also feature the topical event page on your homepage.
4. Keep in touch
HM Treasury’s digital team will be keeping an eye on how Budget content is performing as a whole, checking we’re optimising the right keywords, and making sure the main user journeys are working well.
We’ll let you know if there’s anything we reckon you could do differently to help users find the information they need.
If you have any questions, the best contact point at HM Treasury is firstname.lastname@example.org.
For urgent technical assistance with publishing on the day, please use our emergency contact procedures as outlined in this blog post.