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Follow the Budget LIVE

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Tom Edwards, Political Reporter

    Chancellor Philip Hammond reveals his spring Budget from 12.30pm today
  • He is expected to announce a £20m fund for domestic abuse victims, £320m for 140 new grammar schools but tax rises to help public finances amid Brexit
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louisjosephstephen 3:01pm Wed 8 Mar 17

* No mention of climate change in Chancellor's speech
* Woefully inadequate resources for health and social care
* Utter failure to address the air pollution emergency

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jameseden Replying louisjosephstephen 7:27pm Wed 8 Mar 17

Plenty of funding for roads though 👍🏻

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The Doosra 7:35pm Wed 8 Mar 17

So, the Chancellor is intent on building up a £60 billion war chest to stave off the worst effects of Brexit. That'll be £60 billion not available to pay down the national debt or to cut taxes or to boost spending on the NHS and/or Social Care.

Thank you Quit voters. Thank you from the heart of my bottom.

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