Your Views; WHAT do you think of the budget?
There's a small effect on anyone who drinks, as usual - you expect that."
Roy Martin, a 55-year-old HR advisor from Stockton: "The budget doesn't seem to do an awful lot of good for all those now looking to relaunch their career in their mid 30s and 40s."
Nikki Hugill, a 25-year-old shop worker from Stockton: "I won't be going home to watch the news about it - I'm not bothered."
Paul Heslop, a 39-year-old businessman from Stockton: "I didn't follow the budget.
I don't think it's going to affect me."
Emma Atkinson, a 20-year-old shop worker from Stockton: "I'm not bothered about it.
I don't smoke and I don't think I'll be affected by it."
Gill Heslop, 37, businesswoman, from Stockton: "I can't be bothered with the budget. I don't think it's going to affect me - it hasn't up to now."