1. £200 income extra per typical family
We're putting more money in peoples’ pockets with an over £200 tax cut for the typical family. We will increase the National Insurance threshold to £9,500 this April, benefiting 31 million people with a typical employee saving over £100 in 2020.#Budget2020
2. Protecting our Environment
We will find £500 million over the next five years to support the rollout of a fast-charging network for electric vehicles. I will carry on lobbying Trafford Council to have more charging points in public car parks in Altrincham.
3. Investing for Better Public Services
We are investing £5.4 billion more for the NHS and health service – writing the cheque for 50,000 more nurses and 50 million more GP surgery appointments per year. We'll provide nearly £700 million of new funding in 2020-21 to improve hospitals across England. I will campaign to secure a portion of funding for Altrincham Hospital and Altrincham Health and Wellbeing Centre.
4. Keeping People Safe
Recruit 20,000 more police to keep our streets safe, tackle crimes and anti-social behaviours. I commit to working GM Police to have more police in Altrincham, ensuring all CCTVs functioning and facilitating communities to set up Neighbourhood Watch schemes.
5. Investing in our Infrastructure
Delivering £2.5 billion to fill millions of potholes over the next five years – speeding up journeys, reducing vehicle damage and making our roads safer. We have set up a new Potholes Fund, which will provide £500 million a year (a 50 per cent increase) fund to fix 10 million potholes a year. I will carry on lobbying the Trafford Council to repair roads in Altrincham, which is one of my Top 3 Priorities this year. I am fully aware of the challenge and I commit to deal with it.
6. Deliver even more housebuilding
Ending rough sleeping in this Parliament with £643 million of targeted support.
More about the Budget today:
💷 We're putting more money in peoples’ pockets with an over £200 tax cut for the typical family.
🧮 We will increase the National Insurance threshold to £9,500 this April, benefiting 31 million people with a typical employee saving over £100 in 2020.
👩⚕️New NHS funding will deliver 50,000 more nurses, 50 million GP appointments and start work on 40 new hospitals.
🏘️ £9.5 billion for the Affordable Homes Programme helping to prevent homelessness and help people to get on the housing ladder and taking the total funding to £12.2 billion from 2021-22.
🍻 We're freezing duty rates on beer, spirits, wine and cider helping with the cost of living. This will be only the second time in almost 20 years a government has frozen all these duties.
⛽️ We're freezing fuel duty for a tenth year in a row to help with the cost of living - saving the average car driver a cumulative £1,200 compared to Labour’s plan.
💡 We will increase investment in research and development to £22bn a year - the fastest and the largest increase in R&D ever.
🚫 From January next year there will be no VAT whatsoever on women's sanitary products.
🛣 We're pledging £500m every single year to tackle potholes - enough to fill 50 million potholes by the end of the Parliament.
🥇 We’re giving primary schools £30m a year to improve PE teaching and school sports facilities.
📱 We’re axing the tax on reading with a zero rate of VAT on e-publications from 1 December 2020.
This is a plan to level up across the UK, reward hard working people and help businesses face the twin challenges of the world economic slowdown and Coronavirus.
I'm glad to see more of people's money staying in their pockets where it belongs.
Find out more here: https://vote.conservatives.com/news/2020-budget