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What was missing from Philip Hammond’s Budget?

The Chancellor remained schtum on key areas, including one he was put in charge of as a former Secretary of State

Universal credit changes revealed in Budget ‘do not go far enough’

The revelation in the small print of Philip Hammond's Autumn Budget is likely to lead to claims from critics that claimants will be pushed into debt over the festive period

The Budget: Wrath of white van man may have been quelled

He has also become a lightning rod for the anger of the more committed Brexit-supporting MPs, who have been furiously briefing against him to colleagues and journalists

Budget 2017: Jeremy Corbyn says Britain ‘let down’ by Government

The Labour leader claimed Britons had been "let down" by Philip Hammond after being promised "a hyper-revolutionary" statement by the Chancellor

Budget 2017: Chancellor reveals stamp duty giveaway, but there’s gloom on growth and deficit

Philip Hammond had been expected to reveal measures to try to win back the young vote in the Autumn Budget, and chief among these was the stamp duty giveaway - a move the Government says will save £1,660 on average

The Autumn Budget 2017: All the key points at a glance

Jeremy Darroch, Sky's Group Chief Executive, said: "Sky welcomes the Chancellor's announcement to investigate how taxes and charges on single-use plastics might reduce waste

Labour MP Angela Rayner celebrates being a grandmother at 37

The mother-of-three revealed the news on Twitter, describing how the birth of her first grandchild came after an "eventful night"

Energy bills dealt ‘bad hand’ by Hinkley nuclear deal – MPs’ report

The accusation was made in a report by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of MPs, which said it was clear households had been dealt a "bad hand" by the cost of the so-called strike price - the fixed cost for electricity generated

Budget 2017: Hammond to get Britain ‘fit for the future’

He will map out a vision of hi-tech growth rebooting Theresa May's government with little fiscal or political firepower

PM avoids humiliating Commons defeat on Brexit after buying off Tory rebels

But in a series of votes on the EU (Withdrawal) Bill, the Government's majority fell to just 10 in one vote, with veteran Tory MP Ken Clarke rebelling

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