Rural families and businesses reliant on fuel say something had to give in today's Budget. The Chancellor George Osborne said the planned 3p rise in fuel duty would go ahead in August. Dave Hughes, of LE Jones's haulier company in Ruthin, says this is a blow for businesses like his, which have seen the cost of fuel rise from 30 to 50% of their outlays in the past 10 years.
Einir Williams and her family live on a farm in Gwytherin - one of the most rural villages in North Wales. It's a half hour journey to the nearest supermarket and petrol station. They get through £90 of diesel a week - and that's after cutting their journeys down to the bare minimum. She says families should have been given a break in today's budget and now feels disappointed.