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Spring Statement – March 2018 Overview

In 2016 Britain voted to leave the EU and new Prime Minister Theresa May invited George Osborne to consider an alternative career and replaced him as Chancellor with Philip Hammond, the MP for Runnymede and Weybridge nicknamed ‘Spreadsheet Phil’ by his Commons colleagues.

2015 Summer Budget Summary

The Chancellor looked confident and relaxed, as well he might with the support of a Conservative majority behind him. It would, he said, be ‘a Budget for working people, as Britain looks to create a higher wage, lower tax, lower welfare country.’

2015 Budget Summary: The Election Budget

The Chancellor gave his Election Budget on 18th March. All of the well-trailed measures were included with help for savers, more flexibility with pensions. There was also a shake up of the ISA rules and the introduction of a new ‘Help to Buy’ ISA to help first-time buyers.