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Talking point - so are you feeling better off?

Chancellor Alistair Darling
Chancellor Alistair Darling

As the dust settles on the pre-budget, and the number-crunching begins, how do you feel today?

Are you a winner or a loser? Is the 2.5 percentage point cut on VAT going to have you stampeding to the stores?

Are you a pensioner who will have a few more pounds in your pockets, or do you fear the cuts now will come back to bite us in a few years' time?

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