Chancellor Philip Hammond delivered his first Spring Statement on Tuesday.
He was upbeat about the economy, predicting stronger growth, falling government borrowing and falling inflation.
In this podcast, Chamber Chief Executive Rob Johnston looks beyond the spin to assess the impact of the Chancellor’s statement in Cumbria.
And he examines Donald Trump’s proposed steel and aluminium tariffs, which could provoke a damaging trade war.
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