What is going to be in the 2017 Budget?


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What is Philip Hammond, Chancellor of the Exchequer, going to announce in his Budget?

Philip Hammond, Chancellor of the Exchequer, wrote in an article in the Sunday Times that there would be no spending spree before the UK leaves the EU. He wrote:

"There are calls for huge spending sprees. That approach is confused, reckless and unsustainable."

In interviews he has indicated that he will invest £500m into setting up a new "T-Level" qualification for 16 to 19-year-olds who want technical qualifications. He has also indicated he will address the increasing crisis in social care for elderly people - local councils are struggling to meet the rising costs and he is expected to put £1.3bn into meeting these costs.

What is the 1922 Committee and why is it called that?

What is the Conservative party's 1922 committee, and how did it get its name?

What are rules for Tory leadership contests?

How does the Conservative party leadership election work, and what is the role of the 1922 committee?

What is a vassal state?

Boris Johnson and Jacob Rees-Mogg warn that the UK would become a 'vassal state' under the Brexit deal supported by Theresa May.

What did John McEnroe say about Serena Williams?

What did former tennis player John McEnroe say about Serena Williams?

Why is Salvador Dali being exhumed?

Why are they digging up artist Salvador Dali's body?

What happened with the BBC News at Ten going off air?

What made the BBC News at Ten crash?

Why is Ed Miliband doing a radio show?

Why is the former Labour leader sitting in for Jeremy Vine?

Why is Daniel Day-Lewis retiring?

Why is three-times Oscar winner actor Daniel Day-Lewis retiring?