There's been an angry reaction in the West to the Chancellor's plans for a so-called 'Granny Tax' which sees pensioners losing an average of £84 a year. The proposal has been criticised by welfare groups for older people, but the Government insists the proposal is fair. Robert Murphy reports.
George Osborne has told ITV's Daybreak, pensioners "will be better off" when state pensions are increased in the coming weeks following criticism from Labour and pensioners groups over his budget plans.
Find out how you could be affected by the 2012 Budget.
Business Secretary Vince Cable speaking to Vanessa Cuddeford about today's Budget.
George Osborne's announcement has been welcomed by Aardman animations who've been campaigning for a change to current tax laws for creative industries. We caught up with them as they promoted their new film- which stars Hugh Grant.
From Bristol reporter Cordelia Lynch:
– Cordelia Lynch, Bristol reporter
Peter Lord, co-founder of Aardman Animations welcomes Chancellor's support in Budget. Tells me industry needs needs tax breaks to compete.
Full details of the Budget have been published by the Treasury.
George Osborne has pledged tax changes to help creative industries, like Bristol based Aardman Animations, in the 2012 budget. He also had a dig at the Labour leader Ed Milliband - who some say looks like the character Wallace.
Bristol is one of 10 cities chosen by the Chancellor to get super-fast broadband. He says it means the city will have some of the fastest speeds in the world.
– Bob Constantine, Political Correspondent
New centre for aerospace dynamics - West Country well placed for base for this
Armed forces accommodation to be improved, welfare and council tax rebates to be increased for serving Armed Forces.