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OBR underestimate on tax receipts hands chancellor Budget reprieve


Chancellor considers changes to planning system to help tackle housing crisis

Philip Hammond promised spending ‘envelope’ will determine whether austerity is over

Chancellor looks to plug gap left by changes to fixed-odds betting terminal rules

Chancellor says Britain could benefit from a double ‘bonus’ on a Brexit deal

Barnier vows to keep Irish border checks in backstop to bare minimum

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A no-deal departure from the EU would greatly complicate UK fiscal and monetary policy 

Hammond should be clear that more spending will mean higher taxes

Will the chancellor risk antagonising Tory voters and backbench MPs with tax changes?

The chancellor cedes central lever of government power to unelected officials

Free LunchMartin Sandbu

Hammond should declare victory and leave the deficit where it is

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