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Podcast: Analysis and reaction to the 2021 budget delivered by Chancellor Rishi Sunak

The Chancellor has been under the spotlight today as he announced a budget to try and help the country’s economy recover from the pandemic.

Businesses have been crying out for support measures to be extended as lockdown restriction begin to be eased.

There were also big questions as to what could be done to boost the jobs market after a surge in redundancies.

Business editor Chris Britcher looks at the main points from today’s announcement and we also hear from Jo James, chief executive of the Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce.

Also on today’s podcast, TV’s Dr Ranj says it’s absolutely the right time for all children to be going back to school.

He’s been finding out what it’s going to be like for secondary school pupils who’ll have to do Covid tests each week.

Plus we have plenty of reaction after Gillingham’s win over MK Dons at Priestfield last night.