Conservative MEP Philip Bradbourn has welcomed the news that Local Enterprise Partnerships in the West Midlands will receive additional funding of £24.3m. The Coventry and Warwickshire LEP will also receive £10m of funding to set up a pilot rural growth network.
Central News Political Correspondent Alison Mackenzie looks at how today's Budget impacts on the Midlands.
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Midlands MPs have high hopes for the budget, but they are also aware the Chancellor prefers the phrase "Steady as she goes" to Giveaways.