Chancellor assures cabinet of resolve to feed more cash to EU exit when need arises, but ‘divorce bill’ remains unconfirmed

The impact of Brexit was everywhere to be seen in Wednesday’s budget, but nowhere to be found in most of the chancellor’s speech. Philip Hammond’s only direct reference to the most seismic economic event in Britain’s postwar history was to confirm he would have to put aside extra money to prepare government departments for the worst-case scenario of a “no deal” exit.

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