Scrapping 2p fuel duty rise is a hot topic

The planned 2p fuel duty rise due in September is now cancelled. It is a hot topic but has the Chancellor gained political credit for cancelling it for past two years?


Budget homes plan loophole

The Treasury has still not explicitly said it will prevent homeowners from using Government-backed mortgage guarantees to buy second homes, after ITV News exposed the loophole. It is also feared the cost of the scheme could be passed onto borrowers.