More than two thousand tax office workers are striking across the West Country today angry about proposed job cuts. The office in Barnstaple is one of those scheduled to close. It's the biggest in the region and thirty jobs are at risk.
Unions are staging walk-outs across the country this week. Twenty three tax offices are on the verge of closing.
The government will be asked today to withdraw its controversial plans for a so-called pasty tax. Plans to extend VAT to all cooked takeaways led to protests organised by the Cornish Pasty Association.
Today Cornish MP Stephen Gilbert will propose that it should NOT apply to food that's been allowed to cool before sale.
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.