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Monday, March 23, 1998 Published at 07:32 GMT



Key Budget measures

A quick guide to the main points of Gordon Brown's Budget.

Gordon Brown: the bad boy in the playground

A Prime Minister to Blair's president?. Newsnight's Political Correspondent, Mark Mardell, looks at the man who controls the nation's purse-strings.

Top secret - usually

A Chancellor's Budget plans are a closely guarded secret - most of the time.

Everybody needs good neighbours

It's always big news when the man at Number 11 decides it's time to move out.

A big day for drinkers

The Chancellor is allowed to fortify himself with a drink when he delivers his Budget. So what will it be?

Gordon's first go - Budget '97

The main points of the Chancellor's first Budget on Wednesday July 2,1997.

Chancellors boxing clever

It was over 100 years old and still the star of Budget Day - until Gordon Brown ditched it for a younger model. A look at the most famous briefcase in Britain.

Nothing to shout about?

The Budget speech is supposed to be heard in silence. But some rules are made to be broken...

The Pre-Budget Report

The main points of Gordon Brown's statement to the House on Tuesday November 25 1997.

A good time for a Budget?

Conservative Chancellor William Gladstone kept talking for 4 hours and 45 minutes during his Budget. Luckily, they tend to be shorter affairs these days.







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