Budget boost: Tories set to repay voters in North with £70bn spree

CHANCELLOR Rishi Sunak is planning a massive Budget boost for the North with the creation of a mini-Treasury and billions for road, rail and hospital projects.

The Government aims to repay northern towns that helped deliver the first Tory landslide in a generation. By moving a significant number of its 1,500 officials out of Whitehall it will shift economic decision-making away from London and help spread “opportunity and prosperity to all”. Around £70billion is likely to be spent in the North, it has been claimed. 

At the election, the Conservatives pledged £100billion in capital spending for road and...
source: Express

2020-02-24 03:41
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