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The Chancellor is set to deliver a significant boost to Plymouth's economy tomorrow (March 18th) in his last budget before the General Election.
George Osborne is expected to offer businesses tax breaks and generous incentives if they move to an new Enterprize Zone on dockyard land at Devonport.
It's hoped the project will bring a multi-million boost to the local economy and thousands of jobs.
Bob Constantine reports.
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.”
Exeter and Newquay Airports are likely to benefit from a £20 million Regional Air Connectivity Fund, announced by Chancellor George Osborne in today's budget speech.
The fund is designed to encourage airlines to start flying new routes from regional airports to increase connectivity and boost local economies.
Extra government money will be spent repairing the breakwater at Mermaid Wall on the Isles of Scilly, and repairing the harbour wall at Looe in Cornwall. Both were damaged in the recent storms.
The fund is part of a £140 million floods package announced by Chancellor George Osborne in today's budget speech.
Sedge Moor and Pete Budd, from Somerset country band The Wurzels, have welcomed the Chancellor's budget announcement that cider duty will be frozen.
The Chancellor's announcement of a reduction in beer duty is being welcomed by some pub owners
Obviously the brewing industry is delighted to see a reduction of 1p per pint in beer duty. This is good news for the counties publicans and brewers. The freezing of duty on Cider and whiskey will also help the regions cider farms and pubs."