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Autumn Statement: Border region announcements

A minimum wage increase, affordable housing and a crackdown on letting fees will feature in Philip Hammond's first Autumn Statement as Chancellor.

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£1billion announced for rural broadband improvement

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Broadband speed and reliability remain a problem in many areas of the region but there are hopes the £1billion for faster broadband announced in the chancellor's autumn statement may make a difference.

However, there are hundreds of rural businesses that rely more and more on the internet to grow and maintain their operation, and who don't believe that today's announcement will help them:

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