I'm still trying to absorb the details of what, in the end, looks like a neutral budget, in the face of the May elections.
The BBC has an analysis here but amid talk of tax "cuts" the true costs..i.e. petrol, beer and much more, will look to creep upwards as one might expect.
Some good news but only modest improvements, particularly around the controversial subject of inheritance tax:
Tax exemption for capital gains will rise from £8,800 to £9,200, and will be £18,400 for married couples.
Inheritance tax will threshold to rise from £285,000 now to £350,000 in 2010.