Huddersfield MP Barry Sheerman said the Budget could have done more for our region.
And he said it may take days before the finer details of how it will work emerge.
The Labour MP said: “There are some bits I like, the tax boost for people who invest in start-up businesses and the support for manufacturing, there’s also something positive for savers and retired people.
“But there’s a lot of smoke and mirrors. I would have like to have heard more about investment in the regions, he could have recognised the pull away from the regions to London and the South East and done more.
“I’d also like to have seen more to sort youth unemployment - they’ve had four years and it’s time to finally get it sorted and I’m not sure he has.”
Colne Valley Conservative MP Jason McCartney welcomed the beer duty cut, saying the ten micro-breweries in his constituency can benefit, adding: “Savers have had a hard time in recent years and it’s time Britain helped them out. That’s why whether you want to save for a home, save for your family or save for your retirement this is a Budget for you.”
Dewsbury Conservative MP Simon Reevell said: “Two things struck me, there is now more help for savers and pensions and the other that shows the independent organisations all agreeing that we are moving in the right direction.
“After the difficult times we’ve been through, the benefits can now be shared around.
“Sometimes with Budgets before an election gimmicks are everywhere, but they have to be paid for eventually so it’s right sensible decisions were made.”
Calder Valley Conservative MP Craig Whittaker said: “I think it was a very prudent budget.
“Locally the Calder Valley can benefit by making a bid for the £200m for potholes. In the flooding the roads took a bit of a hammering. The Calder Valley did get money for infrastructure, but this enables us to put a bid in for a decent pot of money.
“We can always want more but at the end of the day there is still a deficit and massive debt to sort out.”
Kevin Rowles, economist at Huddersfield University, said: “It doesn’t cost a lot to help pensioners and savers, but the Budget is welcome news for them with the ISAs and pensioner bonds.
“The £140m for food defences is only really welcome by those who live near flood defences, while the £200m for potholes won’t really solve the problem which I think will runs into billions to right the roads.
“My own view is that you can have sustainable growth if you boost exports and investment, the real problem is getting that sustainable growth and to get it across the whole country. What growth we do have is in London and the south east.
“If we had real growth interest rates would be rising and they’re not.”
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