George Osborne begins budget speech

The Chancellor is now laying out his 2013 budget in the House of Commons. We will publish live updates, focussing on measures affecting the West Country specifically.

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Budget in the West Country

Chancellor George Osborne will be setting out his budget for the next financial year today. We will be examining its impact on people in the West Country, and feeding live updates once the announcement begins at 12:15pm today (Wednesday 20 March).