Budget 2017: As it happened

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

With the Government hanging by a thread, the Brexit negotiations stalling and Jeremy Corbyn's tanks parked outside No.10, rarely has a Budget carried greater political significance.

Little wonder critics were suggesting Philip Hammond's flagship financial statement is make or break, both for 'Spreadsheet Phil' and his beleaguered boss next door.

As it was the Budget was fairly low-key, although there were a number of truly shocking gags by the British finance minister.

If you want to know what happened, take a look here: