Theresa May vows Budget will make UK '˜fit for future'

Prime Minister Theresa May has promised a Budget to make Britain 'fit for the future', after Chancellor Philip Hammond briefed Cabinet on his plans.

Wednesday, 22nd November 2017, 11:04 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 1:11 pm
Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street, London, ahead of Prime Minister's Questions

Mr Hammond addressed senior colleagues at the early-morning gathering at 10 Downing Street ahead of his second Budget statement of 2017.

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He is expected to announce moves to boost house-building and invest in infrastructure in a strong signal that he is ready to start bringing down the curtain on the age of austerity.

In a tweet issued after the Cabinet meeting, Mrs May said: “The Cabinet met this morning to discuss Budget 2017, which Philip Hammond will deliver later today - setting out how my Government is building a Britain fit for the future.”