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Budget 2012: Tax allowances set to rise further

21 March 2012 Last updated at 06:52 GMT

George Osborne is set to announce a significant further increase in personal tax allowances in Wednesday's Budget, the BBC understands.

The threshold at which anyone pays income tax is set to increase to £9,205, benefiting millions of people.

The chancellor is also expected to announce a cut in the top rate of tax from 50p to 45p, but not for a year.

Carole Walker reports.