Some grim figures just released on unemployment: it has risen 177,000 in the three months to February to reach 2.1 million.
Another figure released this Budget Day morning is public sector net borrowing, which reached £90 billion in the last financial year.
All will doubtless be raised in the Commons later.
Update: Shadow work and pensions secretary Theresa May has responded by describing the fact that unemployment is now higher than when Labour came to power as "a grim milestone". She said: