HIGHLIGHTS-UK's Osborne delivers final budget before May election

March 18, 2015 2:04 PM

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LONDON, March 18 (Reuters) - British finance minister George Osborne delivered his annual budget statement to parliament on Wednesday, the last before a May 7 election.

"The OBR (Office for Budget Responsibility) haven't revised down Britain's economic forecasts - they have revised them up. A year ago, they forecast growth in 2015 at 2.3 percent. In the Autumn Statement that was revised up to 2.4 percent.

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