Will mortgages become more expensive? and other Budget questions

Budget questions from readers on a range of topics.

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Budget questions from readers on a range of topics.

Getty ImagesHow can the chancellor get away with reducing tax on short haul flights just before the UK hosts COP26? (Marilyn Taylor)Mr Sunak has already faced a lot of questions and criticism about the timing of his decision - and should expect more.He argues that lowering air passenger duty on flights between airports in the four UK nations is balanced by increasing the rate of tax from April 2023 on very long-haul flights (over 5,500 miles).

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He also says domestic flights account for under 5% of total aviation emissions. In the end, it looks like it was a balancing act for the chancellor between the government's levelling-up agenda and climate considerations.Image source,Getty ImagesWas anything mentioned for pensioners and how they are going to manage this winter? (Sandie Parkin)

This was a tough Budget for pensioners, owing to the absence of specific policies for them.We already knew that the state pension will go up by 3.1% next April. It would have been much higher had the government not decided totemporarily end its triple-lock promise

.But with prices predicted to rise at a rate of 4% a year, that becomes a real-terms cut in income. Also, the chancellor chose not to extend current support for low-income pensioners with their energy bills.Why are some of the chancellor's changes dated from 2023? A lot can change by then. (Paul Amphlett, Sandhurst)

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