British budget to help households facing Brexit stormclouds

British Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond is pictured with a copy of his Autumn Statement, in his office at 11 Downing Street on November 22, 2016Britain on Wednesday delivers a first budget since the Brexit referendum, with government hopes of trimming austerity hampered by financial uncertainty surrounding the country’s EU exit strategy. The Conservative government’s finance minister Philip Hammond delivers his Autumn Statement before parliament around 1230 GMT — exactly five months after the Brexit vote. “Hammond will use his first Autumn Statement to unveil a series of measures designed to improve the living standards of ordinary working class people and their families,” the Treasury said in a statement.

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