GEORGE Osborne will unveil a Budget tax incentive so low-paid workers can buy a speedboat.
The Chancellor’s tax bonanza will offer a 0.5 per cent rebate for any new vessel costing over £150,000 if it is bought outright from a government-approved supplier.
Osborne said: “This is about reinvigorating the country’s speedboat-building industry and encouraging responsible speedboat ownership amongst the poor.
“What could be more aspirational than whizzing along, with the wind in your hair, in between shifts at Asda?”
Tax on speedboat fuel is unlikely to change, with the Chancellor stressing he does not wish to create a ‘dependency on state handouts’.
Part-time Sports Direct worker Nikki Hollis said: “I’ve heard the Bayliner Antigua 500 is an absolute cracker. I’m so excited.”