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Britain's first 'carbon budget' is possibly the most keenly followed one in modern history, given the global financial crisis and a massive borrowing requirement. But there are other dimensions to this which may be overlooked.
In spite of the economic crunch, Britain's economy remains the seventh largest in the world - which means that millions across the globe are also looking for its impact.
Development, environmental and church agencies have been responding to the budget throughout the day - and Ekklesia has been following them. Our 'accumulator' of the key material is here: http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/Budget_2009
Meanwhile, Scottish peace and Christian agencies have put together proposals for an approach to economic planning that includes significant cuts in military and nuclear weapons expenditure. http://tinyurl.com/czl4gs
In terms of data, all the key official documents are here: http://tinyurl.com/cqrzpn
Channel 4 News has provided a fact-checker on the budget '09: http://tinyurl.com/dehfhn
The Guardian has aggregated commentary from across the spectrum: http://tinyurl.com/chlj6o
The Telegraph was one of a range of news outlets to maintain a rolling budget blog: http://tinyurl.com/d3mrq8Tweet