George Osborne has expressed anger that key aspects of his Budget were leaked to the media - but denied anyone from his Treasury team was responsible.
Speaking to the Treasury Select Committee, he said no minister in his office disclosed information about changes to tax allowances ahead of his Budget earlier this month, reports the BBC.
In perhaps the most leaked Budget of all time, major tax changes - including the headline reduction in the top rate of tax from 50p to 45p - were well known in advance of Osborne's presentation to the House of Commons.
Osborne said he did not know how the media got hold of the details.
The 50p tax rate was the most controversial aspect of this year's Budget, which Osborne claimed delivered a set of policies and tax incentives for ordinary British workers.
Osborne told the committee he had to provide details of the Budget ten days in advance so they could be approved by the Office for Budget Responsibility.
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