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Businesses hope for positive news in Autumn statement

Businesses across the region will be hoping for positive news as the Chancellor delivers his Autumn statement later.

The casting division at Goodyear Credit: ITV News Central

Goodyear Tyres in Wolverhampton, and A1 Flues in Nottinghamshire, are among companies in the Midlands calling for more help so they can export more.

Flue systems at A1 Flues Credit: ITV News Central

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Autumn Statement: Construction in West Midlands

Following today's Autumn Statement from the Chancellor, below is a list of the progress of construction and infrastructure schemes for the West Midlands:

Starting soon: Darlaston Access Improvement Scheme (2013) & Worcester Integrated Transport Project (2013).

Under construction: M6 J5-8 (expected to be completed in 2014) & Midland Metro Birmingham Extension (expected to be completed in 2015).

New funding announced: M6 J10A to 13 accelerated delivery pilot, M40 J12 works & Super-connected cities (Coventry).

Autumn Statement: Construction in East Midlands

Following today's Autumn Statement from the Chancellor, below is a list of the progress of construction and infrastructure schemes for the East Midlands:

Starting soon: Loughborough Road Improvements (early 2013) & London Road bridge, Derby (2013).

Under construction: Nottingham Tram Extension (opens 2014) & A43 Corby Link (due to be completed in 2014).

New funding announced: M1 J28 to 31 accelerated delivery pilot & Super-connected cities (Derby).

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Alison Mackenzie in the House of Commons for Autumn Statement

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