The date had been much anticipated as speculation grows around what measures the chancellor could introduce to tackle economic downturn and the growing cost of the war in Afghanistan.
Opinion has grown that Brown will have to raise more money but there appears no clear sign from where the money will come.
Report argues that the government must change the way it makes tax and budget decisions
Committee expresses concern about costs to businesses and April 2018 implementation date
Andrew Tyrie airs views on the Finance Bill, 'Making Tax Policy Better' report, and Brexit
Top 25 firm HW Fisher & Co has acquired London firm Rhodes & Rhodes