The Budget as it happened - read back over our live commentary from our expert Suffolk panel

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne with his Ministerial Box outside 11 Downing Street.

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne with his Ministerial Box outside 11 Downing Street. - Credit: PA

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne this week delivered his final Budget speech before the General Election - now just seven weeks away.

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While Mr Osborne has promised “no gimmicks” and “no giveaways” ahead of polling day, his speech was nevertheless closely watched by businesses keen hear about the his plans for taxation and the wider economy – should he retain his job after May 7. We ran live commentary from Duncan Brodie, business editor of the East Anglian Daily Times, and Yvonne Graham, a tax adviser with chartered accountants Ensors on Wednesday.