Hunt announced a series of measures to try and boost UK economic growth as he said the recession threat is over.
Analysts were more optimistic around this budget, as a repeat of last September's volatility when then finance minister Kwasi Kwarteng announced uncosted spending plans, sending the pound to a record low, was not in the cards.
The pound was up 1.2% against a weaker euro at €1.1461 as the chancellor revealed that the UK will not go into recession this year as the Office of Budget Responsibility (OBR) forecast that inflation will fall to 2.9%.
“Other factors are taking precedent but in any case, this budget is likely to be engineered to be pretty dull,” Rabobank’s Jane Foley said.
“Other events have stolen the headlines but this was never likely going to be a headline reaching budget anyway.”
The fall in inflation will be aided by the government's decision to freeze the Energy Price Guarantee, ensuring the typical household energy bills will remain at £2,500 a year.
"We doubt the budget today will spur a meaningful positive or negative reaction in the pound," said George Vessey, FX and macro strategist at Convera.
However, the pound (GBPUSD=X) edged lower against the dollar on Wednesday, but remained close to a one-month high.
The pound was down 0.6% against a broadly stronger dollar at $1.2074, having hit a one-month high of $1.2203 on Tuesday.
The drop in Credit Suisse (CS) shares triggered demand for the safe-haven dollar and away from high-beta currencies such as the pound.