Telford and the West Midlands will benefit from investment in transport, business and technology, as the Chancellor set out his plan to reward the hard work of the British People.
This year’s Budget provides a comprehensive plan to support the heath service, our high streets, and ensure working people have more money in their pocket.
Today’s announcements for the West Midlands include:
- Investing £71.5 million for the West Midlands Combined Authority to improve productivity and spread prosperity across the region. This is part of the Transforming Cites Fund which provides an extension of £770 million.
- Investing £20 million to allow the West Midlands to become the first ‘Future Mobility Zone’. This funding will support trials to revolutionise transport, such as self-driving shuttle services, digital payments and electric bikes.
Commenting, Lucy Allan MP said:
“This Budget is good news for Telford and the Chancellor has set out how the hard work of the British people and people in Telford is paying off.
“We will now see more investment for our public services including the NHS due to the strength of our growing economy and more people keeping more of the money they earn by raising the Personal Allowance to £12,500.
“I am pleased that this Budget supports hardworking people in Telford and ensures greater investment in our high-productivity, high-wage future.”