The Leader of Manchester City Council responds the Chancellor's Budget speech today.
"The Chancellor's budget speech today included some encouraging news that could see much-needed investment in the region, not least around transport infrastructure. And we hope for confirmation of funding that would help us unlock key sites for major housing investment as part of the Northern Powerhouse project, helping to transform Collyhurst and the Irk Valley in north Manchester.
"However, as always, the devil is in the detail and we will keep the celebration on ice until we understand exactly what these budget announcements mean for Manchester. Increased funding for Local Government - particularly for rising social care costs - was absent from today's speech, and we know that this, along with benefit cuts, continues to have the biggest impact on our residents.”
Sir Richard Leese
Leader of Manchester City Council