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:
Steven Bruck, a partner at Blick Rothenberg Chartered Accountants, takes a look at the winners and losers of this year's Budget.
Osborne surprisingly had a fair amount of leeway in his Budget. But we have to set all this in the context of a very gloomy overall picture.