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).

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Reaction from Axminster on today's budget

One of the measures the Chancellor announced today was a cut in national insurance for employers to help boost jobs. But one part of Devon is still reeling from the loss of 300 jobs at Axminster Carpets last month.

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