The Chancellor has presented his Budget to Parliament – here's a summary of what was announced.


1. There are over 32 million people in work – near a record high

The rise in employment over the past year has been driven by full time workers. Unemployment is also at its lowest rate since 1975.

Wages in Northern Ireland have dropped by 1% once inflation is taken into account, according to new figures from BBC website.

A typical full-time worker earns a £501 a week, or about £26,000 a year.

The FT Advisor reports employers are being tardy in setting up workplace pensions for their employees with many missing the deadline, according to research by Aviva.

Charity urges NI workers to ‘plan for retirement’

Almost half of workers in Northern Ireland expect to work beyond 65 to afford their retirement.