Budget 2012: At a glance


Borrowing falls and growth increases. Government borrowing £1bn lower than expected, this year at £126bn and £120bn the year after, and £21bn by 2016/17, the structural deficit eliminated.

Office for Budget Responsibility revises UK growth forecast for 2012 to 0.8% - from 0.7%.

Income tax

From April 2013, the 50p top rate of tax cut to 45p.

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