* Nearly 4 million people have been helped off the unemployment claimant count in the last year alone, said the Chancellor, with this year 440,000 families benefiting from extra help through the tax credit system.
* Tax credit support for older workers is to be extended. To make it easier for those over 60 to receive working tax credit, the Government will reduce the minimum hours they need to work to be eligible.
* A guarantee of a job or training for every 18-24 year-old after six months out of work is to be extended until March 2012.
* The Support for Mortgage Interest scheme will continue at the higher rate for another six months. The Stamp Duty limit for first-time buyers will be doubled from midnight tonight to £250,000 for this year and next, to be funded through an increase in Stamp Duty to 5% for houses worth over £1 million from April 2011.
* From next month, the annual ISA limit will rise from £7,200 to £10,200 and ISA limits will increase annually in line with inflation.
* The Chancellor forecast the economy to grow by between 1% and 1.5% this year and between 3% and 3.5% in 2011. His forecast for the following years is unchanged.