Scott Bradshaw, investment manager at Mattioli Woods
The question should perhaps be what would investors not like to see in the Budget. From a product perspective, in the past, moves to simplify pensions regulations have often led to the opposite, so change for change's sake should be avoided.
Any merger of the capital gains tax bands would be undesirable for our clients, as would any removal of the special status of AIM-listed companies for IHT/VCT vehicles.
Having said that, for those investors that use gifting allowances, a long overdue increase in the normal annual allowance would not go amiss.
There are a few things that could help boost UK assets. From a property perspective, help for the high street has been rumoured, with business rates being a headwind for many retailers, so a change here would be welcome. Changes to company voluntary arrangements (CVA) rules could also benefit landlords.
Increased spending on infrastructure projects would be beneficial, as would any further boosts for the technology sector, to help some of our leading smaller companies flourish on the global stage.
Ultimately, for UK assets, certainty around the future relationship with the EU will probably be a bigger boost than anything Chancellor Sajid Javid might announce.