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North West: the autumn statement in your area

What do the announcements in today’s autumn statement mean for the North West?

The North West will receive £181m to build over 9,400 new homes for affordable rent following the Chancellor’s autumn statement speech today, while Salford is to become a “super-connected” city.

The area will also see £49 million to return over 3,000 empty homes to use, £34 million investment in partnership between the University of Liverpool and Unilever, and £38 million to develop the Manchester Cancer Research Centre.

The main developments for the North West are:

  • 27,000 people to be lifted out of income tax and 2.6 million to pay less income tax as a result of Personal Allowance reforms.
  • Cancelling the planned rise in fuel duty in January will reduce running costs for the 3.6 million motor vehicles in the North West, saving a typical motorist £40 a year
  • Government will provide a grant for councils that freeze council tax in 2013-14.
  • Business support measures will benefit 431,000 small and medium enterprises in the North West.
  • £181 million to build over 9,400 new homes for affordable rent.
  • £49 million to return over 3,000 empty homes to use.
  • £34 million investment in partnership between University of Liverpool and Unilever.
  • £38 million to develop the Manchester Cancer Research Centre.
  • Salford to be in the second wave of super-connected cities
  • Starting soon: Blackburn Pennine Reach Rapid Bus Transport Scheme – 2013
  • Under construction: Carrington power station – Gas (CCGT) Investment: financial close achieved, completed by 2016

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