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Budget 2013: Twitter reacts to Osborne's statement
20 March 2013 01:48 PM
@amolrajan: Heavy early emphasis on jobs from Osborne. Knows it's his strongest card. OBR revises employment upward
@claire4devises: Budget down by a third and 1.25 m jobs created since the election. Real progress- no cheers from Labour ! <~ fantastic
@johnrentoul: This "penny off a pint" partly explains why Cameron ditched minimum alcohol pricing: Govt wants to be seen on side of low-income drinkers
@sophyRidgeSky: Beer duty cut but not wine... a sign George Osborne doesn't have enough women in his inner circle?
@jonsnowC4: £3bn infrastructure spending (a tiny sum) will not come into force until 2015/16: meanwhile no stimulus at all...
@liles93: Interesting developments in the budget... Money out of public sector and into Infrastructure
@CharRavenscroft: Chancellor cancels fuel duty increase - will benefit community transport and rural charities with high transport costs
Help to Buy
@stefanohat: This is good: RT BBCBusiness Osborne announces Help to Buy, new programme to create more home ownership
@bbcnickrobinson: "Help to Buy" is a deliberate echo of Thatcher's "Right to Buy" = biggest effort so far to help for those buying new houses.
@richardJmurphy: Right to buy to be extended - that means even fewer social housing homes available in future - a disaster
@JohnRentoul: Osborne's delivery dreadful. Galloped straight from childcare to pensions. Voice going. Head down.
@RHannaNI: Osborne choking as he delivers the budget...results of which will choke the rest of us
@janemerrick23: Another huge boost to small businesses, charities, community sports clubs with first £2k off employee nics
Personal tax allowance
@Helen_Barnard: Personal tax allowance: resolution foundation showed most benefit goes to higher income
@flashboy: INFOGRAPHIC - How Osborne's budget will affect you: pic.twitter.com/ovq3oGltnk