Penny Mordaunt MP: Budget Statement
"I'm delighted to see the emphasis on technical and maths education and the massive uplift in investment for tech companies, infrastructure and the prosperity fund. That is good news for Portsmouth. The increase in the NHS's budget and further funds for NHS pay will be very welcome. Great to also see naval families and veterans benefiting for further substantial Libor funding. I am also pleased to see changes for UC, most helpfully the removal of waiting days and the changes to housing benefit, and an increase to the minimum wage and a further freeze to fuel duty. This will help Portsmouth people with cost of living. Good to hear too of massive increase in house building, help for first time buyers in abolishing stamp duty for them up to £300k and further measures to eradicate completely rough sleeping by 2027. "