The Budget: What did the Chancellor say?
The Budget is the one day every year when you can almost guarantee that a British political news story will top the news agenda. Elections may be more interesting but they only come around once every 4 to 5 years. The Budget is interesting because it gives you a snap shot of the major political priorities of the governing party, it also gives you important clues to the types of voters they hope to attract at the next election.
This brief guide to the Budget from the BBC news website will give you an understanding of the major announcements, once you know these you will be able to understand the analysis that is in the papers today.