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This may be the first full Budget statement that Alistair Darling has made to
the House of Commons, but with pressure mounting on him over the Northern Rock
fiasco and widespread criticism of some of the measures introduced in last
year’s pre-Budget report, he could struggle to make it to his second.
The chancellor attempted to appease non-doms, postponed changes for family
and raised £1.7bn from closing down tax loopholes.
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