Pasty tax u-turn 'shows that the Budget is in total crisis'

Shadow Treasury minister Chris Leslie has said that the pasty tax u-turn is evidence that George Osborne's Budget is in 'a shambles'.

He said: "The whole of the budget is in total crisis and obviously the whole of the Treasury is having its competence questioned."


Justice Sec defends govt u-turns

The Justice Secretary has defended three major u-turns as ministers listening to taxpayers. Plans to hold inquests in secret have been scrapped, as have controversial plans to impose VAT on pasties. Tax on static caravans are to be reduced to 5%.