Hammond says budget good for East Anglia
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Chancellor Philip Hammond said little about the East of England during his budget speech, but in a statement released by The Treasury later he said it would be good for the region.
He said the region should benefit from £13m being spent across the country for flood information schemes and there would be full fibre computer connections to all Suffolk’s public buildings.
He said: “My Budget sends a clear message to the people of the East of England – your hard work is paying off and austerity is coming to an end.
“Thanks to our careful stewardship of the economy the public finances are in a much stronger position and national debt is falling.
“This means we have more money to invest in Britain’s future – boosting local services, supporting our high street, backing business and fuelling the economy.”
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He also said towns in the region would benefit from the new High Streets Action Plan cutting business rates for small retailers.
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