Rishi Sunak will on Wednesday reveal spending measures as part of the budget.
But, as many businesses fear heavier levies following the impact of Covid-19, the Government is being warned that it would serve as a “kick in the teeth” for firms “already struggling to survive”.
But business leaders have been very clear ahead of the announcement.
Firms in Leeds - many which have teetered on the brink of closure for much of the pandemic - need a helping hand now from the Government.
Not another kick in the teeth.