Sugar levy sweetens speech aimed at "the next generation"

YORKSHIRE will benefit from the majority of £150m funding for flood defence projects that have today been given the go-ahead as Chancellor George Osborne warned "the storm clouds are gathering again" in the global economy.

With the economic outlook uncertain for the next few years - GDP forecasts have been cut to 2.0% this year, 2.2% next year then 2.1% in 2018, 2019 and 2020 - Mr Osborne shaped this as a Budget "for the next generation".

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