Budget 2013: what it means for you

Sarah Coles



George Osborne
George Osborne

George Osborne started 2013 Budget Day by opening a Twitter account at @George_Osborne, and Tweeting about his upbeat enthusiasm (plus pictures of himself with the red box). During his speech, he also did his best to mention his new catchphrase as much as possible - The Aspiration Nation. And he ended by promising a budget for a nation that was 'prosperous, solvent and free'.

However, there was no denying that behind the optimistic rhetoric, there was much to be gloomy about.%VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%