Budget 2016

Chancellor George Osborne delivered his 2016 Budget yesterday. The Chancellor confirmed a £700million boost to funding flood defences and schemes in flood-hit regions, including Cumbria. Plans to upgrade the A66 and A69 roads were also announced.

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Upgrade plans for A66 and A69 announced

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The Chancellor has announced that he will explore plans to upgrade the A66 and A69.

This is one part of many transport upgrades in Northern England to strengthen the Northern Powerhouse.

We're making the Northern Powerhouse a reality and rebalancing our country."

– George Osbourne, Chancellor of the Exchequer

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