Budget 2017: Tory Theresa Villiers says Philip Hammond will 'ensure an economy that works for everyone'

Theresa Villiers, seen here at last year's Tory conference, struck a note of optimism ahead of the Budget

Theresa Villiers, seen here at last year's Tory conference, struck a note of optimism ahead of the Budget

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Tory Theresa Villiers has told talkRADIO Philip Hammond will "ensure an economy that works for everyone" in his autumn Budget.

The Chancellor's flagship financial statement is due at 12.30pm, and Villiers, speaking live from College Green in front of Parliament, told Julia Hartley-Brewer she is hoping for "a really optimistic vision for the opportunities we can take from not just Brexit [but also] new technology."

However she conceded that Philip Hammond "doesn't have great room for manouevre" in his promises.

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