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Full report: ITV Business Club budget preview

On the eve of the Budget, we are looking at what people living here are hoping is in the Chancellor's famous red briefcase.

George Osbourne is being urged to kick start the economy and abandon his austerity plans.

Our Correspondent Hannah McNulty has been speaking to the ITV Business Club members, who employ hundreds of people across Cumbria and southern Scotland.

They want the Government to give them and their customers a helping hand.


ITV Border Business Club Review

Over the past year we've been following the fortunes of businesses who are trying to succeed, despite the economic climate.

This year the economy went back into recession but unemployment across the region fell.

Hannah McNulty has been speaking to the men and women who employ hundreds between them and make their living from our landscape - through tourism and farming: