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'We're All Going To Be Better Off' – Tory MP Claims Ahead Of Budget

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A former cabinet minister claimed “we’re all going to be better off” just hours before the chancellor unveils his budget.

Robert Jenrick, who lost his job as housing secretary in the recent reshuffle, said forecasts gave the chancellor “more room” to invest in public services.

It comes as Rishi Sunak is set to unveil his heavily previewed budget and spending review to the house of commons on Wednesday afternoon.

Major measures already announced include an end to the public sector pay freeze and a rise in the national living wage. Fuel duty is also expected to be frozen in order to help with soaring petrol prices.

Meanwhile, Boris Johnson and Sunak are due to visit a brewery on Wednesday – suggesting cuts to alcohol duties are on the cards.

Asked who was going to be better off after the budget, Jenrick told Sky News: “I think we’re all going to be better off in the sense that it looks like the OBR [Office for Budget Responsibility] forecasts are going........

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