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Business organisation CBI gives Budget a 'thumbs-up'

George Osborne's latest Budget has been given a "thumbs-up" from business lobbying organisation the CBI.

The group's director-general John Cridland told BBC News it had put "wind in the sails of the recovery" by helping exporters and reducing manufacturers' energy costs.

Mr Cridland also welcomed changes to savings and pensions: "Business needs consumers who have money in their pocket."

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