Telford’s MP Lucy Allan has welcomed today’s budget statement saying:
“Today’s budget was good news for Telford. With business rates set to be abolished or cut, National Insurance simplified for the self-employed and importantly the lowest paid being taken out of tax through the increase in the personal allowance, this budget will benefit working people, letting them keep more of the money they earn.
“I was particularly pleased see fuel duty frozen for the sixth year in a row and a new savings account for the under 40s, where for every £4 someone saves, the government will top it up with £1.
“I was also delighted to see more money for sport in schools and a longer school day in secondary schools, so more children can take part in after school activities.
“The Chancellor also spoke of increasing the disability budget by more than £1 billion, spending more in real terms supporting disabled people than under the previous Labour government and new money to tackle homelessness.
“With unemployment in Telford continuing to fall at a faster rate than that for the West Midlands and the UK as a whole, it’s clear that Telford is set to benefit.”