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Budget targets first time buyers

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Alistair Darling has delivered the final budget before the general election.

He set out the battle-lines between Labour and the Conservatives saying the economy was at a crossroads - and the recovery could not be thrown away.

The Chancellor said stamp duty will be scrapped for first time buyers on homes up to £250,000 but it will be increased from 4% to 5% for houses worth over £1m.

Nick Robinson reports .

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