George Osborne has unveiled what he described as a Budget for "makers, doers and savers".
This time last year the Chancellor thought he was heading for a triple dip recession - but his growth forecast for this year - 2.7% - is higher than previous predictions.
ITV News Economics Editor Richard Edgar reports on why Mr Osborne still has to stick to his plan to cut spending:
The Government announced the halving of bingo tax to 10% in the Budget today in a move that could help struggling clubs across the country.
Watch again after we put your questions to the experts live and asked how the Budget affects you
ITV News Consumer Affairs Editor Chris Choi has been speaking to people in Sheffield about the impact of George Osborne's Budget.