Prepare to cringe...
It wouldn't be Budget day without a few jokes peppered in such a serious speech about spending.
And true to tradition, the chancellor rolled out a banquet of them, that mostly made everyone feel very awkward - and which is starting to make us think that he's only funding driverless and electric cars for the Top Gear jokes.
Here's how Twitter reacted....
Not bad joke. Chancellor talks up driverless vehicles despite Jeremy Clarkson hating them. "Not the first time he's been snubbed by Hammond and May." I wonder if he does children's parties— Patrick Kidd (@patrick_kidd) November 22, 2017
When Philip Hammond tries to joke his way out of a massive reduction in growth https://t.co/HIW25h6UNx— Ross McCafferty (@RossMcCaff) November 22, 2017
Is it just me or has the quality of the jokes been downgraded slightly since March? Disappointing— Rupert Harrison (@rbrharrison) November 22, 2017
Budget count so far— WorldFirst (@World_First) November 22, 2017
#UKBudget - more jokes than policy at the moment.— Michael Hewson 🇬🇧 (@mhewson_CMC) November 22, 2017
Wondering if we got the electric vehicles bit mainly to launch the Hammond and May gag.— anne mcelvoy (@annemcelvoy) November 22, 2017