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Will Government's Spend & Save Plan Be Passed? 

Politicians are due to make decisions this week on how they will spend money and generate income over the next four years.

The Government Plan includes £100 million of 'efficiencies', including £40 million to be made in 2020.

It will also see spending rise to nearly £1 billion by 2023.

States Members are being asked to agree the programme, which includes the budget proposals for next year.

Among those alcohol, tobacco and fuel duty could increase - putting 49p on a packet of cigarettes and  6p on a litre of petrol (with 4 pence going to a new Climate Emergency Fund)

£349m will be allocated for capital projects, £90.7m of that in 2020.  That spending includes £2m on 'finding a solution for Fort Regent' and £9.4m on the sewage treatment works.

There are more than 20 proposed amendments to Ministers' plans - including an attempt to block plans to charge us more to park our cars, to lower GP fees for some groups pf people, and to establish £5m fund for a first-time buyer home loan scheme.

There are also government amendments to amendments, and the debate is expected to last all week.

Channel 103 will be following it for you and will be reporting on what is decided.

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