Pre-Budget report 2008
Chancellor Alastair Darling

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Tory leader David Cameron clashes with Gordon Brown over what he claims are secret plans for a VAT "tax bombshell".

Chancellor Alistair Darling cuts VAT but signals future tax rises, with UK borrowing set to soar to record levels.

The Conservatives have secured the emergency Commons debate they demanded into the pre-Budget report plans.

Pre Budget Report documents
All the pre-Budget report documents in full - check out what the chancellor has got in store for you
The end of Thatcher's tax incentives
See on our map how the PBR affects you
Staggering levels of debt burden public finances
Business leaders at the CBI welcome the PBR
The data showing the pressure on the economy
A profile of Chancellor Alistair Darling

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