June 6, 2019 / 9:05 PM / 2 months ago

May in dispute with Hammond over spending announcements before leaving office - FT

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May and Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond leave 10 Downing Street, in London, Britain, 31 October, 2018. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls/File Photo

(Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May is in dispute with finance minister Philip Hammond over her plans to leave office with a series of big spending announcements, the Financial Times reported here on Thursday.

May wants to boost education before her departure with a multi-billion programme to overhaul England’s schools and colleges, while Hammond insists on keeping a Brexit “war chest” until a no-deal Brexit is taken off the table, the newspaper reported.

Reporting by Sabahatjahan Contractor in Bengaluru; Editing by Leslie Adler

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