A Budget for growth – so where is the catch?

By Heather Jameson | 11 March 2020
  • Heather Jameson

Rishi Sunak’s first Budget as chancellor – just weeks into his tenure – was expected to be a coronavirus Budget, but it had just as much to offer in driving economic growth.

There may have been very little in the way of direct cash handouts for councils – and still no sign of a social care solution or a long-term local government funding resolution – but there was a raft of measures to boost local economies across the country.

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