What do the announcements in today’s autumn statement mean for Yorkshire and the Humber?
Yorkshire and the Humber will receive £104 million to build over 5,000 new homes for affordable rent following the Chancellor’s autumn statement today, while York is to become a “super-connected” city.
The area will also see £314m to upgrade the A1 between Leeming and Barton, £18m to return over 1500 empty homes to use in Yorkshire and the North East, and the A160/180 at Immingham will be piloted as an accelerated road scheme.
The main developments for Yorkshire and the Humber are:
22,000 people to be lifted out of income tax and 1.9 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 2.7 million motor vehicles in Yorkshire and the Humber, saving a typical motorist £40 a year .
- £104 million to build over 5,000 new homes for affordable rent.
- £18 million to return over 1500 empty homes to use in Yorkshire and the North East.
- £314 million upgrade on the A1 between Leeming and Barton.
- A160/180 at Immingham to be piloted as an accelerated road scheme.
- York to be in the second wave of super-connected cities.
- Government will provide a grant for councils that freeze council tax in 2013-14.
- Business support measures will benefit 345,000 small and medium enterprises in Yorkshire and the Humber.
- Completed: East Coast Mainline York Holgate Junction Scheme – work completed, and planning approvals obtained for North Doncaster Chord
- Starting soon: Beverley Integrated Transport Scheme – work starts in 2013
- Under construction: M62 J25-30 – due to complete in 2013
- Under construction: A6182 White Rose Way Improvement Works – due to complete 2013