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The Budget 2013

The Chancellor George Osborne is announcing the Budget for the next financial year. It will affect families and businesses in the Midlands. ITV Central's Political Correspondant, Alison Mackenzie brings you the latest from Westminster.

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Midlands breweries welcome Chancellor's duty slash

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.

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