Central News Political Correspondent Alison Mackenzie looks at how today's Budget impacts on the Midlands.
Click here for live updates on today's budget announcement from the House of Commons.
Midlands MPs have high hopes for the budget, but they are also aware the Chancellor prefers the phrase "Steady as she goes" to Giveaways.
Conservative MEP Philip Bradbourn has welcomed the news that Local Enterprise Partnerships in the West Midlands will receive additional funding of £24.3m. The Coventry and Warwickshire LEP will also receive £10m of funding to set up a pilot rural growth network.
Hereford and South Herefordshire Conservative MP Jesse Norman said he welcomes today's budget.
Andrea Leadsom Conservative MP for South Northamptonshire defends cut in higher rate of tax from 50p to 45p.
Birmingham Chamber of Commerce Group have welcomed the Chancellor's decision to cut the top rate of income tax and corporation tax as a recipe for growth and job creation in the region.
George Osborne reveals plans to fund ultra-fast broadband and wi-fi in ten of the UK's largest cities including Birmingham.
Financial advisor Mark Loydall advising Angie Rudkin and her partner Eric Wodke about the increase in the personal tax allowance and the relaxation of Child Tax credits.
Nottingham City Council is to press ahead with plans for super-fast broadband despite missing out on central Government funding.
Last month the council submitted a bid for £8.5 million to invest in super-fast broadband. Today it learned that it's bid had not been successful.
Chancellor has said there would be no change to existing fuel duty plans.