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banner Friday, 23 February, 2001, 16:16 GMT
Brown takes centre stage

The UK Chancellor, Gordon Brown, has delivered his fifth Budget - almost certainly the last before a General Election. Click below for the best of the BBC's coverage.


Chancellor Gordon Brown:
Chancellor Gordon Brown: "Rewarding work and helping families"

Speaking to the BBC's Today programme the day after the Budget, Gordon Brown says he will not follow a policy of "irresponsible pre-election tax cuts", as the Tories pledge to match spending in his Budget giveaway.

 Click here to listen to Gordon Brown



The Houses of Parliament in Westminster
The Houses of Parliament in Westminster
Budget highlights


Mr Brown says the economy has, under Labour, reached a "hard-won stability" which will be a foundation for building prosperity for all. The BBC's John Pienaar reports.

 Click here to watch


SNP leader John Swinney
SNP leader John Swinney
Scotland and Wales react

Leader of the SNP John Swinney and the President of Plaid Cymru Ieuan Wyn Jones give their reactions to the budget.

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Gambling at a racecourse
Gambling at a racecourse
Betting duty scrapped

The law in which the government collects a betting duty of 6.75% from bookmakers and is passed on to betting shop punters as a 9% tax is scrapped. The BBC's Rory Cellan-Jones reports.

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Baby Leo Blair
The Prime Minister's family stand to benefit from the budget too.
A budget for the family

Working parents Roger and Rachel Thomas from Bristol, who have a young son and new born baby girl, assess how the budget will affect their lives.

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