The Northern Echo: The Budget In Depth

North-East business leaders react to Budget

The Northern Echo: BIG DAY: Chancellor George Osborne will unveil his fiscal plans

6:00am Thursday 20th March 2014

GEORGE Osborne freely admits his hairstyle is an attempt to cover his thinning locks.

Budget boost for bingo and beer - but not for baccy and betting terminals

The Northern Echo: Big Cash Bingo

7:24pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

THERE may have been a Budget boost for bingo and beer - but it proved bad news for baccy and betting terminals.

Chancellor hails Budget for savers and pensioners

The Northern Echo: BIG DAY: Chancellor George Osborne will unveil his fiscal plans

6:49pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

GEORGE Osborne unveiled a ‘Budget for savers and pensioners’ today – but was accused of running an “economy for the privileged”.

Fuel duty relief is welcomed by air ambulance chiefs

The Northern Echo: The Great North Air Ambulance Service attended the accident on the A167 at Newton Aycliffe, County Durham

6:28pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

THE Government's decision to relieve air ambulances from the burden of fuel duty has been welcomed by the charity in the region.

Freeze on fuel duty 'still leaves squeeze'

The Northern Echo: Fuel prices could fall in Herefordshire - but Worcestershire could miss out

4:01pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

THE Chancellor announced that the planned September fuel duty rise will not take place, but he resisted calls to cut duty - to the disappointment of campaign and motoring groups.

Tobacco duty 'a missed opportunity' after health experts call for 5% above inflation rise

The Northern Echo: Tobacco duty 'a missed opportunity' after health experts called for 5% above inflation rise

3:30pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

THE Chancellor has missed an opportunity to end the "ridiculous" situation of a pack of cigarettes costing less in real terms than it did in the 1960s, health campaigners have said.

Osborne decision to scrap alcohol duty escalator "staggering" as alcohol-related hospital admissions double

The Northern Echo: A reveller in Newcastle on New Year's Eve lies on the icy pavement after a night on the town

3:21pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

REGIONAL campaigners who have called for a minimum pricing policy to curb sales of the cheapest types of alcohol have criticised the Chancellor’s freeze on price increases for booze.

Miliband: Living standards are down

The Northern Echo: LIVING STANDARDS DOWN: Ed Miliband

2:48pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

THE Chancellor spoke for almost an hour but failed to mention people's living standards have fallen under the Tories, Labour leader Ed Miliband claimed today.

Manufacturing boost as Osborne announces package to "radically reduce" energy costs

The Northern Echo: The Chancellor announced a package of reforms to "radically reduce" energy costs

2:45pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

THE Chancellor announced a package of reforms to "radically reduce" energy costs for businesses, especially manufacturing, pledging savings of up to £7 billion by 2018/19 for industry as well as households.

Osborne shares recovery benefits with savers and pensioners

The Northern Echo: Chancellor George Osborne outside 11 Downing Street ahead of his Budget speech

2:41pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

GEORGE Osborne pledged to share the benefits of economic recovery with pensioners and savers today as he delivered his penultimate Budget before the general election.

The Budget with live analysis from experts at Brewin Dolphin

The Northern Echo: George Osborne

11:25am Wednesday 19th March 2014

We have teamed up with wealth management firm Brewin Dolphin to bring you expert comment and analysis of today's Budget, which represents the last meaningful opportunity for the Government to inject growth into the economy before next year's General Election.

The Budget Case Study: The Estate Agent

The Northern Echo: MODEST GROWTH: Michael O'Connor, director of Venture Properties, in Darlington

5:21pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

A NORTH-EAST estate agent has expressed disappointment at the Chancellor’s failure to raise the stamp duty threshold for would-be home owners in this year’s Budget.

The Budget Case Study: The Parent

The Northern Echo: Parent and nursery owner Stephanie Pybus with daughter Penny.

5:14pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

PARENTS are to get £2,000 per child under Budget plans to ease the cost of childcare.

Richmond baker welcomes tax breaks for low earners

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4:08pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

A YOUNG woman struggling to get onto the property ladder has welcomed the Government’s plans to help low earners and first time buyers in the budget.



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