Budget 2008
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Alistair Darling
Chancellor Alistair Darling unveils big increases in tax on alcohol and high polluting cars in his first Budget.


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GREEN TAXES

Drivers of gas guzzling and heavy polluting cars will face a new 950 tax from 2010, Alistair Darling announces.

ECONOMIC BACKGROUND

The chancellor cuts growth forecasts for this year and the next - and the budget deficit is set to grow sharply.

BUDGET MEASURES

Public health chiefs welcome tax rises on alcohol, but say there is a way to go before it influences drinking habits.




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