A bullish George Osborne has delivered his pre-election budget to the House Of Parliament this afternoon, repeating his claim that 'the long term economic plan' was working.
Using the platform of the budget to promote his political party ahead of the upcoming General Election Mr Osborne didn't waste any time in building a case for the strong economic recovery he believes the Conservatives have helped to create in the last few years.
According to the Chancellor the deficit is now nearly half of what it was when the coalition government came into power and unemployment has fallen dramatically.
Mr Osborne went on to add that continuing with the long term economic plan was vital to building a strong and healthy Great Britain.
Headlines from the budget included an increase in the personal tax allowance. This means that the first £10,800 earned next year is free from tax and this figure will rise further to £11,000 the year after.
This is no doubt a popular move amongst voters as it takes the lowest paid earners out of paying tax all together and gives a small but welcome boost to all workers. Other crowd pleasing pledges will include the cut on duty tax applied to alcohol. There will be a penny off the pint, cider duty will fall by 2pc, and whisky and spirits will also get a 2pc cut.