As George Osborne unveiled the latest budget, millions were busy tweeting their own views. Here Investment Week lists the top tweets during an action-packed 58 minute speech from the Chancellor.
@jeremywarnerUK #Budget2012 Osborne takes a dig at Brown's decision to sell off the gold reserves. Claims they would be worth 10 times more if kept
Top tweets of the day
@kamalahmed1 Osborne: VAT looks likely for hot food sold for takeaway in supermarkets #Budget2012
@money2themasses New turnover method for calculating income tax for small firms below £75k turnover #budget2012
@Fidelity_UK All-day trading will be allowed for eight Sundays starting on 22 July to coincide with the Olympics and Paralympics. #budget2012
@MartinSLewis Interesting sound bite "we want to keep Wallace & Grommit where they are" - perhaps that'll be the headline - plasticine budget?
@bondvigilantes UK #budget : One for any smoking economists - the 5% increase in tobacco tax alone adds 0.1% to RPI and CPI
@GrahamBentley Property funds unaffected by changes to stamp duty - residential only. #Budget2012
@wellertimothy Millions of people will be £220 a year better off as a result of the raising of the income tax threshold
@Cofunds Will be interesting to see what appetite there is for perpetual Gilts #Budget #Cofunds
@TheoneNickPaler Aggressive tax avoidance is 'morally repugnant' according to Osborne - strong words
To promote 'long-term investment'
Switching 'hard and expensive'
Smaller funds still packing a punch
To drive progress