George Osborne stood up today just after 12.30 to deliver his 8th Budget as Chancellor.
With the EU referendum looming large and increasing nervousness that much of the developed world is facing an economic downturn, many experts predicted a relatively quiet Budget.
Was this the case? Read on to find out.
Mr Osborne started bullishly, suggesting he would report on a very positive economic outlook for the UK, which was growing at a faster rate than other developed economies, and is on course for a budget surplus.
However, he quickly turned to the “headwinds” ...