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Local MP's greet budget news for Cumbria

Rory Stewart and John Stevenson MP took to Twitter to express their joy at the 2016 Budget plans for Cumbria.

In yesterday's 2016 Budget announcement, Chancellor George Osborne confirmed a £700million boost to funding flood defences across flood-hit regions including Cumbria as well as upgrade plans for the A66 and A69.

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The region's MPs react to the 2016 Budget

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New taxes could hit Cumbrian economy in 2016 Budget

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Chancellor George Osborne is preparing to deliver his 2016 Budget later this morning.

Cumbria Chamber of Commerce is calling on the Chancellor not to introduce new taxes on businesses.

The organisation says new taxes would hit business investment and economic growth in Cumbria and should be ruled out until the next General Election.

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