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Britain sets 2017 Spring budget date for March 8
December 20, 2016 / 5:30 PM / a year ago

Britain sets 2017 Spring budget date for March 8

LONDON (Reuters) - British finance minister Philip Hammond said on Tuesday the government will publish its next Spring Budget on Wednesday 8 March 2017.

Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond attends a meeting with CEOs and board members of Japanese financial institutions in Tokyo, Japan December 15, 2016. REUTERS/Issei Kato

The Spring Budget sets out the government’s plans for the economy based on the latest forecasts from the independent Office for Budget Responsibility.

This will be the last Budget to take place in the Spring before they are moved to the Autumn.

Reporting by Stephen Addison; editing by Elizabeth Piper

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