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Sunak only mentioned the capital three times in his 63-minute speech, leading many to feel overlooked by the new announcements.
Business group London First said: “The Chancellor reeled off a shopping list worth of towns and cities across the UK but barely mentioned the nation’s capital.
“With London generating a net tax surplus of nearly £39 billion in normal times, its swift recovery will be vital for supporting levelling up across the UK.
“There were some welcome moves to support hard-pressed firms on the road to recovery — from business rates discounts to fuel duty cuts — but the absence of a funding deal for TfL is deeply disappointing: London itself won’t have the ‘London-style transport network’ the Chancellor says he wants for other parts of the country if it doesn’t get the cash it needs.”
Mayor Sadiq Khan, meanwhile, said the Budget “ takes the capital for granted.”
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