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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.
Scottish Green MSPs yesterday voted against the SNP administration's budget, accusing a "grand cuts coalition" of backing Conservative policies.
David Cameron has tried to use Armed Forces Day to whip up support for the unpopular war in Afghanistan, but the ruinous cost of ineffective military spending is clearly at odds with his government's rhetoric about the urgent need for cuts.
The UK coalition government has been left on the back foot in defending its emergency budget after established analysts proclaimed its social impact regressive and its economic approach flawed.