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
England should have a 'regional government for the North', a West Yorkshire MP has claimed.
MPs from the region have clashed in the Commons over calls to allow 16 and 17-year-olds to vote.
Ministers deny claims by a Yorkshire MP that talks aimed at securing affordable insurance cover for flood risk homes are 'in disarray'.