...a quick reminder of the main stories of the day.
Four of the major parties have not provided "anything like full details" on plans to cut the deficit, the Institute for Fiscal Studies has said .
- The IFS examined proposals from the Conservatives, Labour, Lib Dems and the SNP and concluded that they left voters "in the dark"
- The government received a pre-election boost with official figures showing it beat its target for reducing annual public sector borrowing for the latest financial year
- But Labour accused the Tories of planning "ideological" cuts in the next Parliament
- The SNP conceded its plan to cut the deficit "would take longer to achieve" - because it would invest in the economy.
- David Cameron described the prospect of a Labour government propped up by the SNP as a "toxic tie-up"
- The Liberal Democrats pledged a £150m support package for carers
- And, on St George's Day, UKIP's Patrick O'Flynn joked that the party would have welcomed England's patron saint into the country because of his dragon-slaying skills