Budget 2017

23 November 2017

Chancellor Philip Hammond's second budget of 2017 was 'light on headline-grabbing finance changes and no give-aways or major surprises'.

  • Stamp duty to be abolished for all first-time buyers up to £300,000
  • Official economic growth estimate is downgraded
  • Business rate cut brought forward and £2.8bn extra for NHS in England
  • Higher road tax for diesel cars - not vans - to pay for "clean air fund"
  • Universal Credit - pledges made on reduced waiting and claimant advances

For more read our Budget Summary.

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