See our live coverage and reaction of the 2017 budget

Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, prepares his speech in his office at the Treasury ahead

Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, prepares his speech in his office at the Treasury ahead of his 2017 budget annoucement. Picture: Carl Court - WPA Pool/Getty Images - Credit: PA

As Philip Hammond delivered his budget today, tax manager Yvonne Graham of Suffolk accountants Ensors was here offering her views on the changes.

http://scrbliv.me/2516046

She was joined by political reporter Paul Geater and business editor Duncan Brodie as they provided their reaction to the announcements.

It was Mr Hammond’s first full budget - he was made Chancellor of the Exchequer in July last year - and as predicted there were very few dramatic changes.

The highlights include funding to put GPs in accident and emergency departments ahead of next winter, helping to triage patients and ensure they get the right treatment. faster.

There was funding to improve broadband and £2bn for social care over the next three years.

See our website for more coverage and reaction throughout the afternoon including responses from local business on business rate relief changes and Suffolk’s MPs.