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# UK Budget

This year
'Brexit pubs guarantee' and free childcare, what was in the UK's Budget?
The UK’s Chancellor of the Exchequer has frozen the duty on draught pints and promised up to 30 hours per week of free childcare for eligible households.
Last year
'We will be asking everyone for sacrifices': UK warns of budget pain to come this week
Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has vowed to get inflation under control.
Trussonomics: UK Chancellor’s budget marks sharp break in economic policy
Liz Truss sat nodding approvingly as the Chancellor announced a multi-billion pound package of tax cuts.
All time
Stormont to receive extra £1.6 billion annually as part of UK budget plans
A lower rate of Passenger Duty will also apply to flights to and from the North and Great Britain.
Column: The UK is exploring its shale gas future, we should do the same
Fracking is an emotively driven environmental issue – but the Irish government could do worse than follow the UK in opening up the market here for exploration, writes Aaron McKenna.
Column: The success or failure of the UK's economic strategy matters greatly to Ireland
The UK budget being announced today has implications for Ireland too, writes James Kilcourse, who says as well as being a crucial trading partner, the UK is Ireland’s biggest rival for attracting foreign direct investment.
London counts cost as over 200 arrested in post-demonstration riots
A demonstration against government spending cuts turns violent, as anti-capitalist protesters clashed with riot police.
In numbers: George Osborne's new UK budget
The UK’s coalition government introduces its second budget. Here’s our condensed guide to what’s in it.
UK Budget cuts corporation tax in bid to boost growth
George Osborne’s second budget centres around a 5 per cent cut in corporation tax, with Britain “open for business”.