Budget 2020 live: Analysis, reaction and the verdict on the Chancellor’s speech as it happens

BUDGET 2020 LIVE: The latest analysis, reaction and verdicts on the Chancellor’s speech – and what it means for you

  • Rishi Sunak delivers his maiden Budget speech at 12.30pm 
  • Base rate has been cut to 0.25% today as coronavirus stock market panic bites 
  • Follow the latest build-up, the speech itself and the aftermath with our live blog 

The best Budget analysis, reaction and charts from the experts and our own journalists as it happens – as well as what you the readers are saying in our comments section and on social media.

New Chancellor Rishi Sunak, it safe to say, has been thrown in the deep end. He has had a month to sort a Budget and in an usual backdrop of coronavirus panic, base rate cut and rollercoaster markets.

Follow all the latest below as we look at the build-up, the speech and the aftermath of the Budget 2020.

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