Budget briefing

nFuel goes up 1p a litre in April, 1p a litre in October.

nWine, beer and spirit duties go up by 2 per cent.

nStrong cider due to go up by 10pc above inflation.

nTobacco goes up 1pc from Sunday, and 2pc above inflation next year.

nNo stamp duty for first-time buyers of homes costing less than �250,000 for the next two years.


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