Voters will still be worse off in 2015 than in 2010 - Labour's "cost-of-living" strategy remains its best hope of victory.
Party's decision could lead to backbench rebellion.
"This is the Budget that confirms people are worse off under the Tories."
The party says "It’s the same old Tory con – giving with one hand while taking away much more with the other."
We should actively encourage fathers and grandparents and ensure that they too have the social support to engage directly in the care of children.
The Chancellor needs to make it clear how national policy on jobs, housing and taxes will improve voters' personal situations.
After four years of empty rhetoric, the best the Chancellor could do was to recycle an announcement from 2012 with a commitment to fewer homes.
There was never a pure, unsullied left, seduced and corrupted by a power-hungry right.
The Labour leader is increasingly convinced not just of the moral and economic case for tackling inequality but also of the political case for doing so.