HM Treasury


22 June 2010

2010 Budget

Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Responsibility, freedom, fairness: a five year plan to re-build the economy

The Chancellor, George Osborne, today presented the first Budget of the Coalition Government. 

After the longest and deepest recession since the Second World War, the Budget sets out a five-year plan to rebuild the British economy based on the Government’s stated values of:

The Budget shows how the Government will make the tough choices required to tackle Britain’s record deficit.  It sets out a plan to get the public finances back under control, and provides a springboard for a private sector-led recovery with balanced growth across sectors and regions.

We've produced some analysis of the impact on households of personal tax changes, tax credits, benefits and indirect tax changes being implemented in 2012-13.

The Chancellor made the following announcements during his Statement. The PDFs provide more information.

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The Budget in pictures
These charts and graphs illustrate the UK's current economic landscape.

Support for enterprise in your area
Find out how this Budget will help to build an economy that works for your region by using our interactive map

An A-Z of Treasury terms
Our glossary explains some of the words used by us at Budget time