Autumn Budget LIVE: Chancellor to usher in ‘age of optimism’
Expectations are sky high after Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, promised to usher in an ‘age of optimism’ with the Autumn budget.
While the official announcement is not expected until 12:30 this afternoon the Chancellor has already briefed press on where key portions of the money are going to be allocated.
In fact, Sunak has provided so many details on this year’s budget that he has been repeatedly admonished by Speaker of the House Lindsay Hoyle who criticised the Chancellor for breaking with parliamentary tradition.
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