Budget 2010

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The shadow chancellor attacks Labour's "empty" Budget as the parties draw up election battle lines over the economy.

A 3% rise in fuel duty will be introduced gradually over the next few months, Chancellor Alistair Darling says.


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BUDGET BASICS
Budget was delivered on 24 March
It was Mr Darling's third Budget, and the last one before the general election
Deficit not as big as predicted
First time buyers stamp duty cut
Planned petrol duty rise staggered
Force state banks to lend more
Crackdown on tax evasion
Strong cider and alcopop tax hike
Growth package to boost jobs
Bank accounts for all citizens
Green investment fund
More details on HM Treasury's Budget site
Democracy Live: Watch the whole Budget debate online

Chancellor Alistair Darling holding the Gladstone box Have Your Say
How has the Budget affected you?



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