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We will do whatever it takes to support businesses and jobs

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has pledged a further £350 billion package – that’s the equivalent of 15 percent of GDP – to support people and businesses. I know that many people and businesses are very worried about the future and about getting by from day to day.

Coronavirus update

In the first of the Prime Minister’s daily coronavirus briefings Mr Johnson announced that the Government is changing course in its efforts to keep the country safe.

A Budget for security today and prosperity tomorrow

I welcome today’s Budget which promised a £30 billion package to help the economy to respond to coronavirus whilst investing in infrastructure, the NHS and public services across Yorkshire. In total, around £640 billion of gross capital investment will be provided for roads, railways, communicati

A64 carriageway to be earmarked for dualling

The long awaited A64 dual carriageway between the Hopgrove roundabout and Barton Hill has been included in the investment period 2025 -2030 (RIS3) it has been announced today.

Seeking a coal supply solution for heritage railways

I will be working with ministers, North Yorkshire Moors Railway and the wider heritage railway sector to find a viable replacement for their current coal supplies if UK production ceases as a consequence of the Government’s ban on burning of coal in homes and power generation.