Bill Wiggin MP this week welcomed the Chancellor’s Spending Round for 2015/16. 

When this Government came into power it had to address one of the biggest economic crises since the Second World War. While it is never straightforward, Britain is moving out of intensive care – from rescue to recovery. This Spending Round sets out how the country will secure that recovery. 

It shows how the Government will continue to cut the deficit. It prioritises investment in infrastructure to equip Britain to compete in the global race, and it ensures fairness for people who work hard and want to get on by further reforming welfare and capping welfare spending. 

Bill Wiggin MP said: “Britain is moving from rescue to recovery, and today’s Spending Round sets out the latest action to secure that recovery. 

“Conservatives will continue to cut the deficit and prioritise spending on things like roads and rail to deliver a stronger economy and to equip Britain to win in the global race.

“By protecting spending on schools and health, capping welfare and cutting waste in Whitehall it delivers for the hardworking people of North Herefordshire. 

“The Spending Round also contains a two year Council Tax freeze for England in 2014/15 and 2015/16. 

“I regret that, as I have said previously, Herefordshire Council unanimously agreed to approve a council tax increase in February. 

“Herefordshire Council has suffered because it doesn’t have the depths of reserves other authorities have. 

“However at a time when my constituents pockets are being squeezed I regret that none of the councillors, of any party, voted against the increase.”