Chancellor offers help for employees in Budget

  • More generous shareholder status
  • CGT relief for sales of business to workers
  • Tax help to return to help after sickness
  • A doubling to £10,000 for tax free loans for commuters' season tickets


Govt: Economy 'could be worse'

The Chancellor George Osborne has told ITV's Daybreak that the country's economic problems "could be a lot worse", referring to the situation in Cyprus, as he defended his Budget plans to kickstart the recovery.