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Budget 2021: Looking ahead to Chancellor Sunak’s March announcement

This year's Budget will be one of the most closely watched in a generation - coming amid the pandemic and its massive economic fallout. But what can be expect to be announced?

The Treasury has said "the Budget will set out the next phase of the plan to tackle the virus and protect jobs".

The chancellor is under pressure to address two main issues:

* Whether the UK will begin paying off the huge debts which have been built up during the pandemic

* How the government intends to provide support to those hardest hit by the economic fallout


Newsnight Political Editor Nick Watt reports.

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