Chancellor Gordon Brown will deliver his sixth budget today.
National Insurance contributions are expected to rise in a bid to fund increased spending in public services including the National Health Service and the railways.
But there will also be tax cuts, which were trailed in a surprise move last month. These include a set rate for research and development tax credit expected to be worth around £300m to UK business.
Brown is also expected to unveil pilot schemes for a new subsidy to compensate employers for staff taking time off for training.
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