From education to social care: What do MPs in the East want from the Budget 2017?

ITV News Anglia's Political Correspondent Emma Hutchinson looks ahead to the Budget

This will be Philip Hammond's first and last Spring Budget.

As ever there are plenty of demands on the Chancellor on his big day. So what are MPs in our region hoping might be in his red box?

This Budget will be the last one to take place in the spring Credit: PA
  • Business Rate Relief

Suffolk Coastal MP Therese Coffey has met the Chancellor to call for some relief for businesses in her constituency facing big rises in their rates next month.

The revaluation of business rates is the first in seven years and in Southwold some businesses say they'll face rate rises of nearly 200%.

  • Social Care

MPs also want more money for social care.

Councils are already allowed to raise their council tax to fund social care. Norfolk and Hertfordshire have said council tax will go up by 4.99 percent.

But, it is expected Philip Hammond will also bring forward some of the cash already earmarked for social care - around £1.3 billion .

Cambridge MP Daniel Zeichner says that wouldn't be enough to replace cuts in social care funding since 2010.

North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb is also calling for more money for social care and for the NHS.

The chancellor is expected to announce extra money for new free schools in England Credit: PA
  • Education

MPs would also like more money for education.

Luton South MP Gavin Shuker says Luton schools will lose 590 teachers due to cuts in the Education budget.

The Government have already promised £320 million for new free schools. The Liberal Democrats say that is a waste of money and if there is extra money it should reverse "devastating cuts to school budgets".

  • Vauxhall

MPs will be looking out for support, maybe for training and skills in our automotive industry.

The Government will want to make sure the industry remains competitive in a post-Brexit Britain.