Wednesday 4 September 2019 1:58 pm

Chancellor Sajid Javid proclaims 'end of austerity' in spending round

Sajid Javid has proclaimed the “end of austerity” with a new spending round that protects every government department, with an additional £2bn to spend on Brexit planning.

The chancellor said he would “turn the page on austerity”, tipping the country to move from “a decade of recovery to a decade of renewal”.

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Javid told the Commons there will be a “real increase” in public spending of £13.8bn for next year.


“Thanks to the hard work of the British people we can now afford to turn the page on austerity and move forwards from a decade of recovery to a decade of renewal,” Javid said.

“Our careful management of the public finances means that we can now afford to spend more on public services.”

He added: “I have always believed in living within our means and unlike the party opposite I won’t squander the hard work of the last nine years.

“We are still meeting fiscal rules.”

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Javid vowed he would boost the Home Office budget by 6.3 per cent while he pledged an extra £6.2bn to the NHS.

School funding will increase by £7.1bn by 2022-23 while Javid promised an extra 2,000 police officers across the UK come March 2020.


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