2023 Budget at a glance: What Chancellor Jeremy Hunt announced

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Cambridge Independent

By paul.brackley@iliffemedia.co.uk (Paul Brackley) Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has unveiled his Budget in the House of Commons. He promised an extension of support for household energy costs, announced a major expansion of free childcare, changed the amount savers can have in their pensions before being taxed and bolstered the support for research and development. He said: “The declinists are wrong, and the optimists are right. We stick to the plan because the plan is working.” Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer was unimpressed, arguing: “After 13 years of his government, our economy needed major surge…

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