Chancellor Philip Hammond to unveil spring statement

Chancellor Philip Hammond to unveil spring statement
 

The UK economy is in better shape than expected, Chancellor Philip Hammond is set to say in his spring statement.
But he will resist calls from Labour and some Tories to use the extra cash from tax receipts to ease the spending squeeze they say is pushing the public sector to breaking point.
Mr Hammond will argue that the UK's national debt is still far too high.
But the BBC understands the government has been discussing how to direct more money to the NHS in future.
Senior government figures have told the BBC's political editor Laura Kuenssberg that cabinet ministers have been discussing... read more

 
13 March 2018 in Regional, Views: 62
Source: BBC
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