The Chancellor has delivered his Budget to the House of Commons, pledging to "put fuel into the tank of the British economy".
George Osborne set out his ambitions for Britain: that this country should have the most competitive tax system in the G20; be the best place in Europe to start, finance and grow a business; become a more balanced economy, and have a more educated and flexible workforce.
The key measures announced in the speech were:
The Chancellor said: , "We want the words: 'Made in Britain, 'Created in Britain', 'Designed in Britain', 'Invented in Britain', to drive our nation forward. A Britain carried aloft by the march of the makers. That is how we will create jobs and support families. We have put fuel into the tank of the British economy."
Read the Chancellor's speech in full
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