On Wednesday 21 March 2012, Chancellor George Osborne delivered his third full Budget since the coalition Government took power in May 2010.
Prior to delivery of this year's Budget, entitled 'For Working People', Mr Osborne was given a much needed boost with the news that inflation had fallen to a 15-month low of 3.4 per cent. Lower utility bills and discounts from struggling retailers were reported to have contributed to the fall in the consumer prices index (CPI).
With an emphasis on the long-term, there were few surprises within the Budget, with every move to lower taxes offset by increases elsewhere. The core message was simple: Britain has to pay its way in the world.
To find out what the Budget will mean for you, read our overview. If you have any queries regarding any aspect of this year's Budget, please contact us.
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