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Scottish Greens have said that Chancellor George Osborne's Budget statement today is "brimful of the wrong economic medicine."
The Institute for Fiscal Studies says that measures due to come into place in April 2011 will be equivalent to a loss of £200 per household on average.
The New Economics Foundation says that the 2011 Budget set out by the chancellor today is "long on growth rhetoric, but short on concrete action".
Protesters against the coalition government's cuts policies are using Budget Day (23 March) as an opportunity to galvanise public support.
Once again, as the budget looms, the government is looking down the wrong end of the economic telescope.
Government policy is contributing to toughest livelihood squeeze in decades, says the Trades Union Congress ahead of the Chancellor's budget statement today.
Three church leaders have called on the UK government to apologise for false claims about claimants and to correct their figures in the Budget.
Representatives of Egypts 4 million Coptic Christians have joined other minority groups in expressing concern about hasty constitutional change in Egypt.
The engagement of UK forces in Libya without prior agreement from MPs has again raised the question of the need for parliamentary approval of military action.
British parliamentarians have voted overwhelmingly in favour of the government's military action in Iraq, but with many expressing serious misgivings.