Autumn Statement: Public reaction to austerity measures
5 December 2012 Last updated at 19:50 GMT
There has been a mixed reaction to the chancellor's announcement that at least six more years of austerity measures lie ahead for those in the UK.
In his annual Autumn Statement, George Osborne unveiled a raft of measures which included the cancellation of a planned fuel duty rise and a reduction in the lifetime pension relief allowance.
Reeta Chakrabarti spoke to drivers, families and businesses in Birmingham.