EDDISBURY MP, Edward Timpson CBE, has welcomed the spring budget, revealed by Chancellor Rishi Sunak on Wednesday.

With the latest budget, Mr Sunak revealed plans to help the country's economy recover from the unprecedented financial impact of the coronavirus health crisis including financial support, tax plans and a higher minimum wage.

Mr Sunak used his budget to set out a £65 billion spending package this year and next year to support the economy as it recovers from the pandemic.

Mr Timpson meanwhile welcomed the budget, praising the Chancellors 'honesty' on the government's finances.

"Today's Budget provides businesses and families in Cheshire with the support and reassurance they need to get through the pandemic," said Mr Timpson.

"With £407 billion of support for families, jobs and businesses, it is right that the Chancellor is honest with Eddisbury residents about our public finances.

"At the same time, I was elected on a commitment to level up communities like ours, and I am thrilled that this Conservative Government is now making good on that promise – by building our future economy and investing in every corner of the United Kingdom, including ours."