Chancellor to carry out fast-track spending review

Chancellor to carry out fast-track spending review

Sajid Javid will carry out an exercise to ensure departments have the financial certainty they need to deliver their plans on public services.

The Spending Round, which is due to complete in September, will support the commitments made by the Prime Minister since he came to office including the recruitment of 20,000 extra police officers and his ambition for additional funding for schools, as well as delivering the government’s promises on the NHS.

This will ensure the Government continues to keep borrowing under control and debt falling by meeting the existing fiscal rules.

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sajid Javid, said: "We will get Brexit done by October 31 and put our country on the road to a brighter future.

"The Prime Minister and I have asked for a fast-tracked Spending Round for September to set departmental budgets for next year.

"This will clear the ground ahead of Brexit while delivering on people’s priorities."

Published: by Radio NewsHub
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