The Chancellor's announcement of a reduction in beer duty is being welcomed by some pub owners
Obviously the brewing industry is delighted to see a reduction of 1p per pint in beer duty. This is good news for the counties publicans and brewers. The freezing of duty on Cider and whiskey will also help the regions cider farms and pubs."
The basic truth is that, despite a strongly recovering economy, the Chancellor has stuck to his narrative of repairing the public finances.
Our political correspondent Bob Constantine looks ahead to the budget and makes some predictions about what to expect in the West Country.
Breweries in the West are hoping the Chancellor leaves them alone in tomorrow's budget after he scrapped the beer duty escalator.