What they said
'This is a Budget for people who aspire to work hard and get on […] Together with the British people we are, slowly but surely, fixing our country's economic problems'
Chancellor George Osborne
'More of the same is not the answer to the problems of the last three years. More of the same is the answer of a downgraded Chancellor in a downgraded Government'
Labour leader Ed Miliband
'Business will appreciate many of the Chancellor's measures […] but will wish he had been even more radical in the pursuit of growth'
John Longworth, British Chambers of Commerce
'The FSB asked for a Budget for small businesses and this is what has been delivered. The Budget opens the door for small firms to grow and create jobs'
John Walker, Federation of Small Businesses