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Video: George Osborne opens the emergency Budget

Chancellor George Osborne begins his emergency Budget by telling MPs he has come up with a package which “pays for the past and plans for the future”:

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Sin taxes avoid further increases
Emergency Budget: Sin taxes avoid further increases

By Jonathan Moore There will be no increase in alcohol or tobacco duties, the chancellor announced today. The coalition government will also reverse the previous government’s plans to increase the duty on cider. There had been speculation drinkers could be hit by another increase in alcohol duty, after Labour chancellor Alistair Darling hiked the duty… Read more »

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