The Chancellor's Budget 2017: Reaction and analysis

Social care is to receive an extra £2 billion over the next three years, which will ease pressure on the NHS, the Chancellor has said.

Philip Hammond announced the new funding in the Budget after admitting the social care system is "under pressure".

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Osborne tells Hammond to 'enjoy it' ahead of Budget

Former chancellor George Osborne sent his successor a message of support on the day of his first Budget.

In a tweet to Philip Hammond, he wrote: "Good luck Philip with the first of what I hope will be many successful budgets.

"Standing there with that red box is quite a moment. Enjoy it!"


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