Budget 2011: LIVE coverage

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Chancellor George Osborne unveiled a budget for “growth and jobs” today and declared: “Britain has a plan and we’re sticking to it”.

But he announced a cut growth forecasts amid continuing bad economic news.

Mr Osborne promised help for families with the cost of living and high oil prices, and the economic stability he said was needed for sustainable growth.

He said despite inheriting a record deficit, the budget would not be a tax-raising package.

But he added: “Nor can we afford a give-away.”

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*** Don’t miss The Gazette’s late edition on Wednesday with a full run down of the budegt and how it will affect you.