One of the most anticipated measures in the Budget was the plan to help working parents with the costs of childcare, up to £2000 per child.
Business leaders have given George Osborne's Budget a cautious thumbs up, but it's still unclear how far the North East will benefit
Steven Bruck, a partner at Blick Rothenberg Chartered Accountants, takes a look at the winners and losers of this year's Budget.
On tonight's political programme from Westminster, a panel of MPs - including Newcastle Labour MP Catherine McKinnell and Redcar Liberal Democrat Ian Swales - give their reaction to the Budget.
The new Bishop of Durham talks to Helen Ford about his hopes for the North East, and the inspiration he has found in Africa.
Also in the programme, Tyneside MP Chi Onwurah argues that her campaign to stop gender segregation of children's toys is crucial for the economy.
Around The House is at 11.35pm tonight (Thursday 20 March) on ITV.
On tonight's political programme from Westminster, Helen Ford talks to the new Bishop of Durham about his role in the House of Lords.
A panel of MPs give their reaction to the Budget, and Newcastle MP Chi Onwurah discusses her campaign to end gender stereotyping of children's toys.
As part of the budget announcement, chancellor George Osborne revealed plans to reduce tax on long haul flights. Graeme Mason, from Newcastle airport, says it could have a big effect on passenger numbers and the economy.
Join Helen Ford and guests for our political show Around The House.
A panel including North Yorkshire's Anne McIntosh and Bishop Auckland MP Helen Goodman will analyse this week's Budget. They'll be joined by the Westmorland and Lonsdale MP Tim Farron.
We'll also ask how the Government's welfare reforms could affect voters in the North East and North Yorkshire.
Starting next month, the Disability Living Allowance will be phased out, to be replaced by Personal Independence Payments.
People with disabilities living in parts of the North East will be among the first to be switched to the new benefit.
The Government says it will target people who are most in need; opponents say it will penalise the vulnerable.
On tonight's Around The House, Helen Ford is joined by Newcastle MP Catherine McKinnell and Skipton & Ripon MP Julian Smith to discuss welfare reform.
Derek Proud reports on the changes to disability payments:
You can see the full debate - and reaction to the Budget - on Around The House with Helen Ford tonight at 11.50pm on ITV
So, was this week's Budget downbeat or aspirational? Helen Ford is joined by MPs Helen Goodman, Anne McIntosh and Tim Farron to examine the state of the nation's finances, and the likely effect of the Chancellor's measures on us all.
You can see the full debate on the Budget - as well as analysis of welfare reforms that are about to be piloted in the North East - on Around The House with Helen Ford, tonight at 11.50pm on ITV.
Helen Ford presents our political programme from Westminster.
Tonight's discussions include the winners and losers from the Chancellor's Budget.
Also in the programme; welfare reform, including changes to disability payments that are about to be piloted in the North East.
Helen Ford joined MPs from around the region to find out their political reaction to the Chancellor's plans.
You can watch the full video below.
Our Business Correspondent Ben Chapman has spent the day gauging reaction to the budget announcement and joined Pam and Ian in the studio to explain what it might mean for the region's businesses.
You can watch the full video of that below.