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Its growth outlook has almost halved in two years, uniting economists against it

Households face longest squeeze on disposable income since 1950s, says Resolution Foundation

Hammond could do little else in the face of fiscal constraints and grim economic prospects

Chancellor outlines plans after biggest cuts to growth forecasts since financial crisis

Fiscal watchdog’s predictions have big implications for UK wages and public finances

Social care, public pay and tuition fees among overlooked issues

UK trade groups lack unity and struggle to represent employers’ views to government

Announcements made on stamp duty, housing, tax rates and cars

There were few surprises, sparing the richest from tax rises

We are still not living within our means and long-term debt levels remain unsustainable

Chancellor succeeded in ratcheting up rhetoric in a UK Budget of little substance

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