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The Chancellor Philip Hammond is visiting the region today to outline the governments plan for the Midlands Engine.
For the West Midlands, proposals are expected to include multimillion pound investment to help youth employability, funding for a new University in Hereford, and development of a Black Country Garden City.
For the East Midlands, an announcement is expected to be made about a global hub for space technology in Leicester while funds will be set aside to improve road connections around Loughborough, and regenerate Derby.
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Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced transport spending of £90 million for the North and £23 million for the Midlands to address pinch points on roads.
Ministers have rejected calls for a re-think of the £240 Budget hike in National Insurance for the self-employed.Read the full story ›
Expert Simon Wagman says how people will be affected - from the young to the elderly and low earners to the self-employed.Read the full story ›
Former chancellor George Osborne sent his successor a message of support on the day of his first Budget.
In a tweet to Philip Hammond, he wrote: "Good luck Philip with the first of what I hope will be many successful budgets.
"Standing there with that red box is quite a moment. Enjoy it!"
Good luck Philip with the first of what I hope will be many successful budgets. Standing there with that red box is quite a moment.Enjoy it!
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