Sajid Javid to reward Northern and Midlands seats that voted Tory in his next Budget as he ushers in decade of renewal


SAJID Javid is preparing for a decade of renewal with a Budget to reward new Tory Red Wall seats.

The Chancellor plans to invest to level up previously ignored regions.

Chancellor Sajid Javid is preparing to reward Northern and Midlands seats that voted Tory in his next Budget

He will spell out his spending plan on March 11.

Treasury insiders said the Chancellor tore up the Budget planned for last November after the Tories General Election landslide.

They have already scrapped the Treasurys Green Book rules so funding can be handed out evenly.

Mr Javid will also set out a long-term vision, with plans for the next decade.

It will include large infrastructure as well as so called human capital projects to invest in job creation and in-work learning.

Mr Javid is expected to announce a cash boost for further education, technical colleges and apprenticeship schemes which will aim to get people better jobs.

A Treasury source said: This is a new era with new objectives and new policies. Its time to crack on.

The Budget is also expected to announce a rise in the Living Wage as well as a cut in National Insurance contributions promised in the Tory party manifesto.

Mr Javid said: People across the country have told us that they want change.

Weve listened and will now deliver. With this Budget, we will unleash Britains potential uniting our great country, opening a new chapter for our economy and ushering in a decade of renewal.