Hammond pledges economy ‘that works for everyone’

THE Chancellor promised an economy that "works for everyone" in his first Autumn Statement which also revealed reduced growth and higher debt forecasts.

Philip Hammond said he wanted his economic policy to "prepare our economy for the exit from the European Union and be matchfit for the transition that will follow."

"We have made our choices, we have set our course," he said. "We are a great nation - we will build on our vision, confident in our strengths and determined to build a country that works for everyone."

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