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What the East of England expects from the Chancellor's Budget

What the Anglia region wants from the Chancellor's Budget on Wednesday Credit: ITV News

The Chancellor Philip Hammond will deliver his Budget on Wednesday outlining the Government's plans for tax and spending.

We already know some of what he'll say in his speech; there will be measures to see thousands more homes being built, including social housing.

And we can expect a few announcements on transport such as an investment in driverless cars and cheaper travel for under 30s.

The Budget is the second one this year and will mark the first time since November 1996 the financial address has been given in the autumn.

  • Click to watch a preview of the Budget from ITV News Anglia's Political Correspondent Emma Hutchinson with a report by Dani Crawshaw


Is the Tory's beer and bingo advert patronising?

An advert by the Conservative Party highlighting changes to bingo and beer taxes has been described by Labour has patronising.

In the budget a 1p cut in beer duty and a halving of the tax on bingo to 10% was announced.

We want to know what you think. Will cutting the tax on bingo and beer make a difference to you? Do you think the advert is patronising?

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Local MPs react on twitter to 2014 Budget announcements

Chancellor pays tribute to VC hero

Chancellor George Osborne paid tribute to the heroism and courage of Lance Corporal James Ashworth.

The Corby soldier was awarded a posthumous VC for his courage after he was killed on patrol with the 1st Battalion The Grenadier Guards in Helmand Province last June.

He was protecting his comrades when he died.

The Chancellor mentioned the 23-year-old when announcing that the Military would receive the full recommended increase in "X-Factor" payment in May and to be exempted from changes to progression pay.

Full budget coverage can be seen here.

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