What Were the Key Change’s in Hammond’s First Autumn Statement?

British finance minister Philip Hammond delivered his first detailed statement to parliament on budget policy since taking office in July following Britain’s vote to leave the European Union.

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Here are some of the main announcements:


Hammond announced the independent Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) had cut its official forecasts for economic growth for the next two years.


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Craig Erlam

Craig Erlam

Senior Market Analyst, UK & EMEA at OANDA
Based in London, Craig Erlam joined OANDA in 2015 as a market analyst. With many years of experience as a financial market analyst and trader, he focuses on both fundamental and technical analysis while producing macroeconomic commentary. His views have been published in the Financial Times, Reuters, The Telegraph and the International Business Times, and he also appears as a regular guest commentator on the BBC, Bloomberg TV, FOX Business and SKY News. Craig holds a full membership to the Society of Technical Analysts and is recognised as a Certified Financial Technician by the International Federation of Technical Analysts.
Craig Erlam
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