On the day briefing: spring statement

This on the day briefing follows publication of the Spring Statement on 13 March 2018. It contained no new policy announcements, but gave an update on the overall health of the economy, the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) forecasts and on progress made since the Autumn Budget 2017.

Although the limited scope of the statement was expected, there were many commentators suggesting that the Chancellor might use this as an opportunity to signal additional public sector expenditure, including in the NHS. The Chancellor did hint that there may be more money for the public sector in the November Budget if public finances continue to improve.

This briefing outlines the key economic headlines and NHS Providers' response. 

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