Budget measures so far as they affect the Anglia region

  • Extra £100 million of improvements to armed forces accommodation, funded by £2.4 billion savings from ending combat operations in Afghanistan.
  • Forces serving overseas to receive 100% relief on average council tax bill, and families welfare grant will be doubled.
  • The UK must "confront" the lack of airport capacity in the south east, said Mr Osborne. Announcements later this summer.
  • Sunday trading laws to be relaxed for eight weeks around Olympics, starting on July 22.
  • "Major package of tax changes" to boost oil and gas extraction in North Sea
  • Funding for ultra-fast broadband and wi-fi in ten of the UK largest cities and 30 smaller cities.
  • £100 million of support for new university science research facilities

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Budget 2012

News, information and reaction to George Osborne's 2012 Budget.