Mark Menzies welcomes Budget’s NHS, homes and tax break boosts

Fylde MP Mark Menzies has backed a Budget which means billions of pounds for the NHS, lower taxes, and help to get Britain housebuilding again.

Mr Menzies said: “This is a budget that has put more money in people’s pockets.

“The personal tax allowance has risen to £11,850, the equivalent of a £600 pay rise for everyone in employment earning the national minimum wage upwards.

“And the National Living Wage has been increased.

“Fuel duty has again been frozen, as has duty on alcohol.”

And Mr Menzies was pleased to see more funding than ever before announced for the NHS.

He added: ” I’m delighted to see an increase of £7.5 billion in funding resources for the NHS in the next two years, starting with an immediate £350 million to help with winter.

“Our amazing NHS staff are curing more cancers than ever before and treating more patients than ever before, so I am delighted that any pay rises for our NHS staff will be funded over and above that £7.5 billion.”

He also backed the Chancellor’s move to ensure Britain builds more homes than ever before.

He said: “There are also some wonderful initiatives to get the housing market working again; four out of five first time buyers will not have to pay Stamp Duty making homes more affordable for them.

“There is a long-term plan to ensure we see 300,000 homes built every year including £44 billion of support in loan guarantees and for construction skill development.

“And the Government is taking action to force builders into constructing the homes they have permission for – if they don’t, they will be forced to sell the land so that someone else can develop it.”

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