Members of the Young Conservatives (YCs) praised many of the announcements in the Chancellor's Budget yesterday.

#Philip Hammond's pledge to cut stamp duty for first-time buyers on properties worth £300,000 and £500,000 in London were particularly welcome among members of the Conservative Party's youth wing.

"It makes home ownership more accessible to young people"

Sophie Tyrrill, the Conservatives' candidate for the Penylan during this year's local elections, said: "I'm extremely happy with the announcement on stamp duty. The idea of paying stamp duty would have been a massive burden. Now that it has been lifted, it makes home ownership much more accessible to young people."

She also welcomed Mr. Hammond's commitment to re-evaluate the tax system and charges on single-use plastic items.

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Even though the Penylan candidate welcomed the "millennial" railcard, she said she is disappointed that more funding for railway infrastructure was not announced.

Adam Lawless, a YC member from Worcester, told Blasting News investment in housing is incredibly important for the Conservatives in relation to the Chancellor's target of building 300,000 new homes a year.

He also welcomed the Government's £500 billion investment towards 5G and continued funding for other sciences.

With economic growth being revised from two per cent to 1.5 per cent this year and from 1.6 per cent to 1.4 per cent in 2018, Mr. Lawless said this is disappointing, but out of our control.

"This shows mainland Europe that we mean business"

Mid Worcestershire YC Chairman Will Taylor said: "I'm glad that £3 billion was set aside for a no-deal scenario: this shows mainland Europe that we mean business, strengthening our hand in negotiations.

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That said, I am concerned as to where the Government will find this money. I would prefer it if they raised it with more creative means, such as legalising and taxing certain banned substances, which would also relax the strain on police forces."

He welcomed Kensington and Chelsea's £28 million grant for Grenfell victims, saying this shows that the Conservatives are ready to help those who suffer in tragedies.

Though Mr. Taylor welcomed the Government's determination to improve students' mathematical skills, he would rather see an attempt to teach students about the democratic processes.

Lambeth YC member Liam Pem told Blasting News: "It's fantastic to see the Conservative Party once again listening to the ordinary, working, average man in the UK. This really lends gravity to our core principles: building a country that really does work for everyone." #Conservative Party #Budget2017