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Council leader welcomes Chancellor's statement

08 July 2020

Reacting to Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak's £30 billion package of measures, county council leader Councillor Andrew Proctor said: “I welcome the Chancellor’s £30 billion plan to help our economy recover from the pandemic. I especially welcome the support for employers to employ and train young people, enable furloughed people to return to work and kick-start our tourism and hospitality sector.

“Norfolk already has its own plans in place to get our economy moving again. We have committed funds to it to ensure we can work with all businesses and partners and leverage the support of funding through the Local Enterprise Partnership.

“I’m encouraged that the Chancellor accepts that further measures will be necessary. It’s essential that increased financial support for local government, including adult social care, features in his autumn budget and we will continue to fight Norfolk’s corner for this.”

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