A summary of the highlights of the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement can be found here. Reaction from the Chamber President is below.
An alternative document breaks the announcements down into categories here.
Bradford Chamber President, Andy Caton, said:
“A major house-building programme is something that will be welcomed within Bradford, with its fast-growing young population, although that has to be matched locally with allocating appropriate land. Tagged on to this is the timetable for establishing the apprenticeship levy, especially in relation to the construction industry and the house-building programme: it remains to be seen whether or not the levy is set at the right level to get buy-in from businesses, but it’s only the very large ones that are asked to commit to this.”