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Chancellor says coalition has done more to boost jobs in manufacturing in three years for the West Midlands than Labour achieved in the previous ten, he is thinking of firms such as Jaguar Landrover.
George Osborne protects health and schools budgets, also on infrastructure says the coalition are proud to support rail projects and boost the 'economic arteries' of the country.
George Osborne says we have a plan to cut structural deficit and we will stick to it. He does not want to return to the bad old days presided over by labour.
In his 4th budget for the coalition George Osborne announces deficit cut by a third, and that the coalition has created one and a quarter million jobs.
George Osborne says 'we are winning the global race by improving skills and making Britain a place for aspiration'.
The Chancellor George Osborne will announce the Budget for the next financial year today.
It will affect families and businesses in the Midlands.
ITV Central's Political Correspondant, Alison Mackenzie will have more on this throughout the day.