Autumn Budget 2017 date revealed by Chancellor Philip Hammond as November 22

It comes after Mr Hammond appealed to his colleagues at a meeting of the Conservative’s 1922 Committee in Westminster, asking them to submit ideas aimed at appealing to young people who deserted the party in June’s general election

Ashley Cowburn
Political Correspondent
Tuesday 12 September 2017 17:23
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The Budget will be presented in the Commons on 22 November by the Chancellor
The Budget will be presented in the Commons on 22 November by the Chancellor

Philip Hammond, the Chancellor, has announced the first Budget following the general election will be delivered on 22 November.

Mr Hammond said the Autumn Budget was an opportunity for the Government to “set out our thinking on how to keep the economy strong and resilient and fair – an economy that works for everyone.”

The Chancellor has previously indicated the Autumn Budget will become the first only major financial statement of the year – replacing the current system under which the Budget was in the spring with an update in the autumn.

It comes after Mr Hammond appealed to his colleagues at a meeting of the Conservative’s 1922 Committee in Westminster, asking them to submit ideas aimed at appealing to young people who deserted the party in June’s general election.

According to The Guardian, the Chancellor asked MPs to send their proposals to Kwasi Kwarteng, his parliamentary aide.

One Conservative MP present at the meeting, according to the newspaper, added: “There was a lot of stuff about students. He said look at us, no mortgage, everybody with a pension and never had more money in the current account.

“You compare that to the younger generation, if they go to university they are hit with debt … and there was a need to address that. Kwasi is his point man and we’ve been asked to submit in writing thoughts before the budget.”

It was expected that the Chancellor would address the public sector pay cap at the Budget, with speculation that the Government would end the one per cent cap that has been in place since 2013.

But on Tuesday Downing Street said police and prison officers will this year receive a pay rise – effectively ending the controversial cap.

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