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An image of the Chancellor George Osborne features on the front page of a national paper today, with the distinctive hair style of the former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher from Grantham, Lincolnshire.
The Daily Mail front page coverage follows his budget announcement yesterday, where he refused to change course from him deficit cutting policies.
The headline is "The laddie's not for turning", a reference to a famous quote from the Iron Lady.
The Chancellor George Osborne has today announced in the Budget 2013 a duty slash in beer.
The news has been welcomed in the Midlands, which is widely seen as the brewing heart of Britain.
In total, one pence has been cut off a pint of beer on top of scrapping a three pence duty escalation altogether.
The push to halt the rise started after the Budget 2012 by real ale campaign group Camra (Campaign for Real Ale).
Its Save Your Pint petition secured almost 109,000 signatures and in turn forced a Parliamentary Debate.
All workers are to be allowed to earn £10,000 before having to pay any tax from 2014, taking three million workers out of tax altogether says George Osborne.
The Chancellor announces one penny off of a pint of beer in addition to the scrapping of the beer duty escalator altogether.
The Chancellor announces scapping of planned 3p rise in petrol duty due in September.
Government loans of 20% of equity in newly-built homes are to be provided at favourable rates to get more people into their first home says Osborne.
The elderly can have up to £118,000 of assets and not be required to pay for social care, this is up from the £23,000 limit.
George Osborne says deficit will come down to 2.2% by 2017. Rowdy House of Commons with the speaker having to get to his feet to calm the noise several times.
Corporation tax to be cut by another 1%, down to 20%. When the coalition came to power it was 28%
George Osborne says ceramics industry in the Potteries to be exempted from climate change levy, in response to lobbying by local Labour MP.