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.
For the government it's a matter of policy, but tomorrow's Budget will have implications on ordinary people's pockets. Here's a preview.
More homes and businesses in the North East are to recieve superfast broadband. Almost 130,000 sites will be part of BT's £2.5billion fibre broadband project. Upgrades will be completed by the end of Spring 2014.
House prices fell for the third month in a row in September.
In the North East prices dropped by 0.1%, according to property analysts Hometrack.
They also say there is a reduction in homes coming on the market.
Hundreds of jobs could be created as a new UK office for an insurance company is built in York.
The city's council say they have been working closely with Hiscox and York-based business S Harrison Group to support the company's move to the Hungate site in the city centre.
The development of the site, which is up before the full council in October, will allow for an office for Hiscox, as well as the development of an £18m 262-bedroom hotel.
More than 500 jobs could be created through the development.
Work has started on a new Rolls Royce plant which will be at the forefront of aerospace technology.
The plant is being built in Washington, safeguarding hundreds of jobs at the firm's existing Wearside base.
Business Secretary Vince Cable marked the start of construction.
The Business Secretary, Vince Cable, has been on Wearside this morning as construction gets underway for Rolls-Royce's new factory on Wearside.
The plant in Washington will make fan and turbine discs for aircraft including the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, Airbus A380 and the Eurofighter.
Business Secretary Vince Cable is attending a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of construction at the new Rolls-Royce factory on Wearside.
700 jobs are to be created at a new offshore wind turbine factory, to be built on North Tyneside.
Planning permission's been granted to Offshore Group Newcastle to build a £50 million factory at the former Hadrian Yard in Wallsend.
The North East still has the highest unemployment rates in the country, but there is better news in Billingham, where the international firm SNF has submitted plans to build a new oil plant, which would create 250 new jobs.