Sep 26, 2018

Chancellor calls early Budget to avoid Brexit clash

This year's Budget is to be earlier than usual to avoid clashing with the final stage of Brexit negotiations in November. The date of the Budget, 29 October, also fits in with ministers' availability and official data releases, a Treasury spokesman said. He said the government's "Balanced approach" to the economy is "Getting debt falling". This year the Wednesday in the final week of October is Halloween, although the BBC understands that this was not a factor in choosing the Monday of that week to deliver the Budget.

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