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Chancellor rips up national insurance manifesto promise affecting 2.5m

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Chancellor seizes on better than expected economic forecasts

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A rise in national insurance jars with the Tory commitment to entrepreneurship

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The government must grasp the nettle on key domestic issues, writes Sebastian Payne

Plan to reverse vow exposes compromise between the chancellor prime minister

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The chancellor has avoided gimmicks in the Budget but also ducked some big issues

The squeeze on departmental and welfare spending will continue to be harsh

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Full text of Chancellor Philip Hammond’s Spring Budget 2017 speech

Announcements made on tax, pensions, savings and social care

Labour leader fails to rouse his own MPs with broad-brush response

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