Budget continues to haunt George Osborne as ministers face accusations of incompetence

Ministers faced accusations of incompetence and of “sneaking out” announcements of tax U-turns as the reverberations over the Budget continued to haunt George Osborne after nearly three months.

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A very clever board. It has hinges down the middle, allowing you to slide your prepared fruit and veg down off into the pan. It also has a colander at the end.

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Bakery chain Greggs was celebrating today following the Government's U-turn on the unpopular “pasty tax”.

George Osborne under fire over 'pasty tax'

A group of MPs from across the political divide lined up today to urge the Government to rethink its proposals to slap 20% VAT on baked goods.

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Greggs takes new pasty VAT proposal to Treasury

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Rabbit and crayfish stargazy pie

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Ashton Kutcher's 'Indian' advert taken off-air

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The Gunton Arms is a labour of love for its owner, London art dealer Ivor Braka

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It's been 10 years since Mark Hix began writing his weekly food column for this magazine, an anniversary we'll be celebrating in next week's bumper food and drink-themed issue. Over the past decade, the quietly influential Mr Hix has changed the way we eat, though he'd be much too modest to make that claim for himself. Meanwhile his restaurants, with their clever mix of traditional comfort and contemporary art, have supplied the template for many a copycat dining room.

Bakers demonstrate in front of Downing Street against the Government's proposed decision to impose a 'pasty tax'

Bakers protest against 'pasty tax' at Downing Street

Cornish pasty makers have turned out in force outside Downing Street, braving torrential downpours to deliver a petition from half a million people opposing the controversial "pasty tax".

The Cornish pasty has been awarded European protected status

David Cameron defends George Osborne's 'pasty tax'

David Cameron today defended the "pasty tax" after MPs questioned how fair it was to slap 20% VAT on baked goods while caviar was exempt.

Warning of 'pasty tax' confusion

The Government's plan to introduce a "pasty tax" has created "a quagmire of confusion and worry" for businesses, according to a Conservative MP who sits on the Commons committee which scrutinises the Budget.

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