The FTSE 100 closed flat after chancellor George Osborne delivered his third Budget to parliament.
The Budget had few big shocks for investors, with the index closing 0.01% higher at 5,891.95.
Engineer Weir Group was the biggest faller, with its share price sinking 6.2% to 1,859p.
Insurers closed lower with Aviva dropping 5.5% to 353p, while Standard Life fell 3.6% to 236.5p and Admiral slipped 2.5% lower to 1,168p. Eurasian Natural Resources completed the top five fallers as its share price closed 3% lower to 643.5p. (article continues below)
The biggest climber was supermarket chain Sainsburys, rising by 4.5% to 319.3p. Gold miner Randgold Resources rose 3.2% to 6,595p, as Mexican silver miner Fresnillo finished 3% higher at 1,737p.
Plumbing supplies company Wolseley and Imperial Tobacco Group both finished 2.6% higher at 2,558p.