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People are scrutinising the details of Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Budget, to see what it means for them.

Our personal finance correspondent Kevin Peachey answers some of your questions:

Will the Budget cause mortgage rates to rise? (John Burnie)

Mortgage rates have been very low by historical standards in recent times – and that is partly why there has been such high demand for homes during the pandemic.

The cost of living (as measured by inflation – the rate at which prices go up) is forecast to rise by 4% next year. Normally, you would expect inflation to be controlled by higher interest rates – which often lead to higher

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