'Hotchpotch' Budget attacked

The Chancellor's Budget calculations have been questioned by the respected independent economic analysts, the Institute for Fiscal Studies.

It criticised the "hotchpotch" of reforms that it warned may fail to raise as much income as predicted.

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IFS: 'Granny tax a modest attack'

The Institute for Fiscal Studies - The "granny tax" was a surprise because it is the first time in ages a government has taken on pensioners.

"Granny tax" is a modest attack on a group previously protected but Osborne should have given them time to adjust.

Changes to tax bands mean 15 percent of tax payers will be paying higher rate (up from five percent 20 years ago). What does the Chancellor think is the right number?

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