Labour fears rise in living standards

Predicted increase in earnings set to alter mood of electorate

Measures designed to reach the northwest margins

Chancellor credits several of region’s MPs with ideas

Reforms appeal to the Tory heartland

Changes address concerns of savers and pensioners

Osborne’s attempt at political alchemy

Chancellor tries to turn policies into votes

Labour attacks Tory ‘bingo and beer’ ad

’Patronising’ Shapps’ tweet undermines chancellor

An elderly couple walking on the sand

Osborne attempts to win back older voters

Pensions shake-up seen to appeal to Ukip’s key demographic

A Budget for saving … the Conservatives

Pension change is that rare thing, an ideological policy – and could have far-reaching consequences

Let’s ditch this bit of political theatre

It is mad, but the Budget abolitionists have no chance

Scotland courted with whisky cheers

Chancellor warns on fiscal risks of leaving UK

Miliband attacks Osborne’s record

Labour leader taunts chancellor on cost of living

‘Comply or explain’ cap on welfare

Chancellor announces support for small-business apprentices

Budget 2014: Instant reaction

Boost for the economy or more austerity for the squeezed middle?

Tories should not expect poll dividend

Voters are more concerned with the squeeze on their real incomes

Wolf at the door is the Tories’ best ally

The cause of deficit-reduction keeps the coalition together and makes Labour look feckless

Chancellor to set welfare trap for Labour

Budget aimed at ‘historic weaknesses’

Osborne warns colleagues not to expect pyrotechnics on Wednesday

Tory fight breaks out over income tax

Osborne looks to raise tax threshold

Osborne under pressure to cut taxes

Tory MPs want chancellor to use reduction to counter any rate rise