7 March 2024
Budget 2024 Breakdown

Yesterday’s Budget 2024 had some important announcements for Mid Norfolk and our area more widely — whilst being responsible with taxpayer’s money.

🔷  £500m to extend the Household support fund — a key issue for the most vulnerable here in Mid Norfolk.

🔷  £105m for new SEND schools — a key priority of mine here in Mid Norfolk.

🔷  Vital funding for sports facilities — such as at Hingham, Attleborough, Mattishall, Hockering, Bawdeswell, Watton, North Elmham, Swanton Morley, Dereham, New Buckenham, Necton and Easton College.

🔷  Making work pay & our tax credits fairer — scrapping the single earner tax on child benefit and increasing the thresholds before it applies.

🔷  £3.1bn Fuel duty freeze and extended 5p/litre tax cut — a real help to hard-pressed working families in rural areas & key ask of mine before the budget.

🔷  National Insurance cut for households across Mid Norfolk — an average household saving of £1,826.

🔷  £2m small business recovery scheme and rise in VAT threshold — supporting the core of our local high streets.

🔷  £120m for Clean Tech — powering forward our #InnovationEconomy at the Norwich Research Park.

🔷  East-West Rail — bringing proper rail connectivity to our region, a long-running campaign of mine.

🔷  NHS digital systems fit for the 21st Century — a key issue for our local GPs who are all too often held back by slow, costly, and outdated paper systems.

🔷  £45m for Medical Research Charities

🔷  NHS Dentistry plan — targeted specifically for those who have struggled to find NHS Dental treatment.

🔷  Making sure big energy companies pay their fair share and do not profit from Putin’s War, with an extension to the Windfall Tax.

However, there is more still to do — whether that be investing in our key industries and local pubs, making sure people keep more of their hard-earned money, or securing targeted Rural Funding.

Having assembled and led 50 rural MPs ahead of this budget, we will continue pushing the Chancellor to make sure rural needs are properly understood by Whitehall. Not least on rural energy & fuel Cost Of Living’ pressures.

Watch this space…

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