Chancellor looks to the future as GDP growth forecasts weaken

Chancellor Philip Hammond (Credit: ParliamentLive)
Philip Hammond kept his eyes focused on Britain's long-term economic future as he was forced to revise down the short-term expectations for the UK's economy. Brexit was the elephant in the room as he announced measures that he hopes will provide the foundations for future prosperity. The Chancellor said he was investing to "build an economy fit for the future" as he announced funding for scale-up businesses, research and development, and driverless cars. The long-term challenges of housing were a key target, and Hammond c... You can carry on reading for free, but you have reached the maximum number of pages an unregistered user can view. To register for an account, click here or login below...