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real lives Sunday, 21 July, 2002, 16:30 GMT 17:30 UK
The executive: A Budget to do no harm
Royal Bank of Scotland regional director Sam Jones believes the 1999 Budget has some good points but wants to see the details.

Pensioners: Innovative Budget
Pensioners Geoffrey and Ailsa Boyson say the Budget was on the right tracks to fairness, but think that higher earners should have been taxed more heavily.

A positive Budget for the lone parent
Julie Singleton welcomes the increase in child benefit in this year's Budget.

Small businessman: Better than I hoped for
Small businessman Graham Playle is pleased with tax cuts for industry - but disappointed that there was little for students.

Child care still a burden for couples
Sara Whyatt and her partner Stephen Brayne still face child care bills after the Budget.


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