The Budget delivered by Chancellor Jeremy Hunt gets a mixed reception on Thursday’s newspaper front pages.
The Daily Mirror says Mr Hunt has boosted the wealthy but snubbed public sector workers.
The i says Mr Hunt delivered a stealth 4p rise in income tax with six million people facing a financial squeeze.
The Independent reports the Budget announcements and Mr Hunt’s claim that his economic plan “is working”.
The Daily Express offers a more optimistic view of the Budget, focusing on the Chancellor’s promise of a brighter future for Britain.
The Sun, meanwhile, claims a campaign victory with a freeze on fuel duty.
Other newspapers, including the Financial Times, focus on concerns for the future of Credit Suisse after the bank’s shares dropped to a record low.
The Daily Telegraph says Credit Suisse’s troubles have stoked fears of a new global crisis.
The Daily Star declares Mr Hunt’s budget to be “dull” and instead focuses on the chances of 6ft 4in jockey Jack Andrews winning at Cheltenham.
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