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Chancellor visits County Hall to meet Surrey’s deputy leader

Chancellor Philip Hammond became the latest Surrey MP to visit County Hall when he met deputy leader Peter Martin today to discuss council issues such as rising demand for services, budget pressures and devolution.

Adult social care funding was among the topics discussed – rising demand for support means the council needs to spend an extra £24 million annually – with the strain on a range of other services also covered.

The meeting with the Runnymede and Weybridge MP alongside Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing Helyn Clack came a week after Surrey’s deputy leader hosted MPs including Transport Secretary Chris Grayling and Prisons Minister Sam Gyimah.

Mr Martin said: “It was great to be able to sit down with the Chancellor to tell him about the strain being placed on our budgets by rising demand for services, whether that’s in adult social care or for children with special educational needs and disabilities, and he expressed his interest in devolution plans.”

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