Tory MSP welcomes UK budget

Nanette Milne, Scottish Conservative MSP for the North East, has welcomed the UK Budget and called it a Budget for the North East.

She said: “The UK Conservative Government has taken action to help small businesses to get access to lower interest rates – this will be welcomed by thousands of small businesses across the North East.

“Fuel is 13p a litre less than it would have been under Labour and that makes a real difference in people living in rural areas, where a car is a necessity not a luxury.

“The Government is working to deliver growth and investment for the North East and continue to make sure the region continues to be the Energy Capital of Europe and a centre for global investment for decades to come.”