There are many figures contained in this budget but perhaps the most telling is a striking set of numbers announced by Rishi Sunak in the House of Commons.
The budget was chock full of announcements – including on the furlough scheme, Universal Credit and stamp duty.
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Prince Philip has "slightly improved" and the Royal Family are keeping their fingers crossed, the Duchess of Cornwall has said.
The budget doesn’t just have ramifications on the Treasury – other parts of the economy will feel the effects of the announcements for months and years to come.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced several measures to support people affected by COVID-19 lockdowns.
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Executions in South Carolina can now be carried out by firing squad after senators moved to address a shortage of lethal injection drugs.
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