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The UK chancellor's lack of solutions to the spectre of economic recession shows why transfer of powers to Wales is a priority, says Plaid Cymru.
Disabled people want to live independently. But the support they need to get up, get dressed and get out and about is being increasingly squeezed.
Trade unions are unimpressed by the 'aspirational' rhetoric of Chancellor George Osborne, saying that hard budget facts undermine his claims.
Caroline Lucas, the Green MP for Brighton Pavilion, has responded to Chancellor Osborne's flat-lining economy with an ambitious 'Plan G' alternative.
Of the £950 million provided for additional support with child care, only £200 million will go to low to middle income families on Tax Credits or Universal Credit.
The Government has missed an opportunity to use tax reform to help reduce developing countries’ reliance on aid, says Christian Aid in response to the budget.
Development agencies and church leaders have welcomed the fact that the government has held to its commitment to spend 0.7 per cent of GNI on aid.
The chancellor faces triple-dip recession, failed deficit targets, growing inequality, low investment and increased unemployment as he announces his budget.
The UK government's childcare voucher proposals will not help those most in need in the midst of huge further cuts the chancellor is planning, say critics.
Paul Morrison, Policy Adviser for the Methodist Church in Britain, says that the Chancellor's Budget this weekmust put right previous unjust rhetoric about people in poverty.