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Autumn Statement: Regional breakdown

The Chancellor has delivered his Autumn Statement in the Commons.

George Osborne claims measures announced for the Yorkshire and the Humber region include:

  • 22,000 people to be lifted out of income tax and 1.9 to pay less income tax as a result of Personal Allowance reforms.
  • Cancelling the planned rise in fuel duty in January will reduce running costs for the 2.7 million motor vehicles in Yorkshire and the Humber, saving a typical motorist £40 a year.
  • £104 million to build over 5,000 new homes for affordable rent.
  • £18 million to return over 1500 empty homes to use in Yorkshire and the North East.
  • £314 million upgrade on the A1 between Leeming and Barton.
  • A160/180 at Immingham piloted as an accelerated road scheme.
  • York to be in second wave of super-connected cities.
  • Government will provide a grant for councils that freeze council tax in 2013-14.
  • Business support measures will benefit 345,000 small and medium enterprises in Yorkshire and the Humber


North Yorks MP in renewed fight for rural fuel rebate

Anne McIntosh is renewing calls for a rural fuel duty rebate. Credit: PA Wire

A North Yorkshire MP has vowed to fight "with renewed vigour" for a fuel duty rebate for isolated parts of the county.

Anne McIntosh, who represents Thirsk and Malton, claims she has "a strong case" to make to both the Chancellor and the EU Commission for a rebate for areas of Ryedale and Hambleton - areas that have been hit by the highest fuel prices in the country.

The Conservative MP said: "The fact that it now costs over £70 to refuel a vehicle, with the need for 4x4 vehicles in the extreme conditions of North Yorkshire, emphasises how disadvantaged the private motorist is in rural constituencies like Thirsk, Malton and Filey."

A scheme running in Scotland and sees motorists in some of the most remote areas eligible to reclaim up to five pence per litre on petrol and diesel.