There was support yesterday for the scrapping of the planned fuel increase, the cut in beer duty and the help for house buyers.
But some did not believe the budget went far enough and there was anger that public sector pay rises will be capped at one per cent.
Tim Backshall was gauging public reaction:
The Finance Secretary for Scotland, John Swinney, has given his post-budget reaction:
It was called a Budget for jobs and to show that Britian is open for busines. But how do the men and women who employ hundreds of people feel? Hannah McNulty was with members of the ITV Business Club in Gretna Green. In the home of weddings, did they love or loathe it?
Our correspondent Dan Ashby joined Pam in the studio to explain what the Budget announced by George Osborne may mean for the region.
Hannah McNulty joined members of the ITV Business Club in Gretna to get their reaction to the Chancellor's announcement and Budget plans.
You can watch her lunchtime report below.
- New Employment Allowance will take the first £2,000 off the employer National Insurance bill of every company in the country
- Around 450,000 small businesses - one third of all employers - will pay no employer National Insurance at all after introduction of Employment Allowance in April next year
- Small firms will be given help through Government procurement budgets, growth vouchers and controls on regulators' charges
- The Capital Gains Tax holiday will be extended
- Corporation tax to be reduced by a further 1% to 20% in April 2015
- Small company and main rates of corporation tax merged at 20p