Chancellor calls early Budget to avoid Brexit clash

Chancellor calls early Budget to avoid Brexit clash
 

This year's Budget is to be earlier than usual to avoid clashing with the final stage of Brexit negotiations in November.
The date of the Budget, 29 October, also fits in with ministers' availability and official data releases, a Treasury spokesman said.
Mr Hammond gave the Budget date in a tweet.
He said the government's "balanced approach" to the economy is "getting debt falling".
Budgets are traditionally given on a Wednesday.
This year the Wednesday in the final week of October is Halloween, although the BBC understands that this was not a factor in choosing the... read more

 
26 September 2018 in Business, Views: 54
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