Polling carried out by consumer champions Which? immediately after the Budget found that:
- 89% of voters backed the rise in the personal tax allowance to #10,000
- 87% supported moves to scrap the fuel duty rise
- 66% of adults approved of the Shared Equity Scheme
- 57% were in favour of moves to underpin new mortgage lending
However the survey found a third of the public now feels less confident about the prospects for the economy over the coming year while 28% are less confident about their personal finances.
The poll also showed 59% believe the Government should rethink its economic plan and 44% expect their personal finances to worsen in the next 12 months.
A round up of the press' reaction to George Osborne's Budget 2013.
The borrowing figures announced by the Chancellor today were as bad, if not worse, than expected.
Conservative sources in the coalition said there will be no more welfare savings in the 2015/16 spending round.