THE Chancellor's £30 billion mini budget has been welcomed by Winsford and Middlewich MPs.

Rishi Sunak pledged to protect, support and create jobs and get pubs and restaurants bustling again as he unveiled a package yesterday to kickstart the economy’s recovery.

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Chancellor Rishi Sunak pledges to protect, support and create jobs and get pubs and restaurants bustling again as he unveils a mini budget to kickstart the economy

Winsford MP Edward Timpson has welcomed the measures, which will see VAT for hospitality, accommodation and attraction businesses cut from 20 per cent to 5 per cent for six months.

The move is designed to support companies as they struggle to recover from the coronavirus crisis.

Up to 440 businesses could stand to benefit from the measures in Eddisbury.

Mr Timpson said:“We should not underestimate how difficult recent months have been for so many businesses up and down the country. Now that the virus is coming under control, we must turn our attention to creating and protecting jobs.

“I hope that everyone in Eddisbury will answer the call to Eat Out to Help Out. This fantastic new voucher scheme, along with the cut in VAT, is a much-needed lifeline for many hospitality businesses.

“Our plan for jobs will turn our national recovery into millions of stories of personal renewal – as the Conservatives continue to stand squarely behind people, businesses and our economy.”

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Middlewich MP Fiona Bruce welcomed the Chancellor's mini budget

Middlewich MP Fiona Bruce said: “Welcome announcement from the Chancellor to support young people, local jobs and businesses, green energy, home buyers and hospitality – with an “eat out to help out” discount for us all."

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A new Eat Out to Help Out Scheme will give people up to 50 per cent off meals out at restaurants, pubs and cafes on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays in August.

This scheme is set to help 220 businesses in Eddisbury.

Stamp duty is being removed on all homes under £500,000 until the end of March 2021.

A temporary cut in VAT is being introduced to help boost the tourism and hospitality industry.

A new Kickstart Scheme is set to create hundreds of thousands of new, fully-subsidised jobs for young people.