Flybe welcomes the Chancellor’s comments that the Government will “provide start-up support for new routes from regional airports". Flybe is committed to connecting the UK’s regions to the world and will be unveiling a major programme of new base and route development over the coming months.”
The basic truth is that, despite a strongly recovering economy, the Chancellor has stuck to his narrative of repairing the public finances.
Our political correspondent Bob Constantine looks ahead to the budget and makes some predictions about what to expect in the West Country.
Breweries in the West are hoping the Chancellor leaves them alone in tomorrow's budget after he scrapped the beer duty escalator.