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Yorkshire and the Humber: the autumn statement in your area

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

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