Budget 2013: live commentary and analysis
March 20, 2013
GEORGE OSBORNE will seek to show he is on the side of hard-pressed families as he delivers his 2013 Budget amid a grim economic backdrop.
The Chancellor is expected to speed up progress towards a £10,000 tax-free personal allowance, delay or even scrap a fuel duty hike scheduled for the autumn, and abolish the so-called beer tax.
Our live blog below will take you through everything you need to know before the announcement, keep you updated on the Budget speech as it happens at 12.30pm, and provide a full analysis afterwards.
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