#budget – Midlands Media Budget Round-up

There has been a mixed reaction to the Budget from the press across the Midlands this afternoon. While the details are still in the process of being analysed, here’s a round-up of intial thoughts…


Business Insider says the budget was “generally well received” in the region: and headlines on the creation of three enterprise zones in the Midlands.


In the West Midlands the Birmingham Post and the Coventry Telegraph have jointly run a live blog:


The Birmingham Post previously reported that local businesses are cautiously welcoming the return of enterprise zones 


While the Wolverhampton Express & Star hones in on Ed Milliband’s jibes at George Osbourne:


The Midlands Businessdesk.com focuses on the creation of the Birmingham and Black Country enterprise zones:


Surprisingly, BBC Birmingham & Black Country has not yet posted any Budget reaction:


In the East Midlands the Nottingham Evening Post leads on the reduction in fuel duty:


The Derby Evening Telegraph sticks with an overview of the key Budget announcements:


As in Birmingham, BBC Nottingham has not yet posted any Budget comments:



Watch this blog for further reaction reaction from the region to today’s budget.  


About Lisa Pilkington

As Deputy Regional Editor/Midlands Editor, I edit and write for the Focus section of the magazine, as well as host our Focus receptions around the country and write for the Focus blog. With my Midlands hat on I also write and plan news and features for the region which are published both in print and online. Broadcast journalism is also a big part of my job - getting out and about with the EGTV camera. If you want to contact me about any of the above then please email me at Lisa.Pilkington@estatesgazette.com

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