'Era of austerity is finally coming to an end'
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Budget 2018: Chancellor on austerity 'finally coming to an end'

Philip Hammond opened his Budget speech "for Britain's future" and said it would be for "the strivers, the grafters and the carers".

The chancellor spoke of hard-working families "who care little for the twists and turns of Westminster politics" and told them that the "era of austerity is finally coming to an end".

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  • 29 Oct 2018
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