The Budget

The Chancellor delivered a very sound budget on Wednesday; stamp duty scrapped for first time buyers up to £300,000 (a saving of £5,000), massive investment (£44bn) in house building to deliver 300,000 new homes per year by 2025, the freezing of fuel duty, more money for the NHS, less Income Tax for the lowest paid and £3bn set aside in case of a no-deal Brexit - showing the EU Commission we mean business.

Alongside the detail it’s really important to remember the broader context - this budget is part of our country’s journey back to balancing the books and bringing our economy back into surplus after we hit rock bottom in 2010 after years of reckless spending by Blair and Brown. We’ve made good progress but there is a lot more to do - check out the table below...