Last week in Parliament the Chancellor announced his new spending review across all Government departments.
As a Government we are focused on your priorities and that is why we have announced that there will be an additional £750 million to recruit 20,000 new Police Officers. On top of the biggest ever cash boost given to our precious NHS this April, the Chancellor also announced a further £1 billion for adult social care as well as three years of investment to properly fund our schools, investing an additional £2.6 billion next year and raising to £7.1 billion by 2022-23.
The Chancellor’s statement demonstrates that our economy is growing increasingly resilient, with record employment, wages rising faster than at any point for a decade and due to the hard work of the British people and the tough decisions made by successive Conservative governments over the last decade, our economy has now turned the corner.
We have reduced the deficit, meaning we can spend more on our vital public services. This also means that for the first time since 2002 all Government departments will have their budgets maintained or increased in real terms, including £200 million to transform bus services, funding for Homes England to help more young people onto the housing ladder, and an extra £30 million to help us tackle climate change.
In a week that was dominated by Brexit, it was good to see the Government is focussed on improving the services that matter to local communities, and as your MP I feel it is important to highlight some of the key points.