Budget date 2018 announced, with half the usual notice

The Chancellor has announced that the 2018 Budget will take place on Monday 29 October 2018, having given just half the usual 10 weeks’ notice of the date.

The Autumn Budget, which took place for the first time last year, having been moved from the traditional spring date, was initially trailed to take place annually in November or December, as was the case for the Autumn Statement, which it replaced.

The Chancellor has said that the Budget has been moved forward to this month, owing to the final stages of the Brexit negotiations taking place in November.

Link: Budget 2018 date confirmed