Philip Hammond announces date for autumn budget – UK

0
234

[ad_1]

Philip Hammond has announced the date of this year’s autumn budget.

The Chancellor said he would reveal the government’s spending plans for next year on 29 October – exactly five months before Britain is due to leave the EU.

He promised to deliver a plan that would support public services while building a stronger economy.

READ  Jo Swinson, Richard Reed or even Hugh Grant- who could be the next Liberal Democrat leader? - UK

Sky News’ Economic Editor Ed Conway said the date was “a fair few weeks earlier than expected”.

The autumn budget is the biggest day in the financial calendar, as plans for tax and spending changes over the next 12 months are announced.

READ  Brexit news: Priti Patel blasts Theresa May’s White Paper for making ‘fools’ of Brexiters | Politics | News - UK

All eyes will be on how Mr Hammond aims to fund giving the NHS an extra £20bn a year by 2023, a policy announced earlier this year.

It equates to a 3.4% rise annually – but is less than the 3.7% average increase the NHS has had since it was created in 1948.

READ  Jeremy Corbyn faces investigation over ‘undeclared’ Tunisia trip amid wreath laying row | Politics | News - UK

The 2018 budget will also be the last before Britain leaves the EU, expected to be on 29 March 2019.

More follows…



[ad_2]

LEAVE A REPLY

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.