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 Budget 2002 Thursday, 9 January, 2003, 11:23 GMT

 Brown defends Budget's prudence
The Chancellor says that Britain is on course for a strong recovery in 2003, and says he is not worried by higher borrowing in the future.
Q&A Q&A: How am I affected?
BBC News Online explains what Chancellor Gordon Brown's 2002 Budget means for pay packets, pensioners and the price of a pint.

Budget Diaries
Taxpayers - low earners, high earners, civil servants, students and pensioners - give us their verdict on the Budget.
Gordon Brown and Tony Blair Brown 'reaches popularity high'
The Budget has taken Chancellor Gordon Brown's popularity to a new high, suggests the latest opinion poll.
 Spending pressures despite tax rises
For the first time, Gordon Brown's Budget takes substantial sums from the rich to fund the NHS, but spending could still be squeezed later on.
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Put your post-Budget questions to economist Mark Pragnell of the Centre for Economic and Business Research and Anne Redston, tax partner at Ernst and YoungAfter the Budget
Ask the experts: Thursday
 VOTE RESULTS
The Budget: Has the chancellor got it right?

Yes
 43.20% 

No
 56.80% 

25637 Votes Cast

Results are indicative and may not reflect public opinion



First among equals


BBC Social Affairs Editor Niall Dickson on the implications of the Wanless report for the future of the NHS.
NHS Budget challenge



A bold Budget gamble


People want a better health service but are they prepared to pay the taxes?
What the public want


BBC News Onlline looks at the reaction of the UK's newspapers to Gordon Brown's 'tax and spend' Budget.Press verdict
What did the UK papers make of Brown's Budget?
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