Spring statement 2018: what to look out for in Philip Hammond’s speech

What the chancellor is likely to say about economic growth, debt, borrowing and more

Philip Hammond has promised MPs a short, snappy affair when he delivers the government’s first spring statement to the Commons at about 12.30pm on Tuesday.

Shorn of tax and spending measures, the chancellor’s 15- to 20-minute speech will play second fiddle to the budget, which has been moved to the autumn.

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