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Follow what the Budget means for Suffolk and Essex on our web feed

PUBLISHED: 11:29 22 November 2017 | UPDATED: 11:30 22 November 2017

Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond, prepares his speech in his office in Downing Street, London, ahead of his 2017 Budget announcement. Picture: CHRISTOPHER FURLONG/PA Wire

Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond, prepares his speech in his office in Downing Street, London, ahead of his 2017 Budget announcement. Picture: CHRISTOPHER FURLONG/PA Wire

Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond is today unveiling his first autumn budget with predictions that it could be one of the most interesting for years.

He’s already said housing will feature and there could be further eases to the government’s austerity programme as he tries to deliver a budget to shore up his own position in the cabinet and put his party back on track after the disappointment of the general election.

Follow what happens here and take part in the discussion as Mr Hammond tries to re-establish the government’s position in the country as elsewhere Brexit talks continue.

This feed should bring the headlines from the House of Commons and instant reaction from our readers as Mr Hammond unveils a budget that many are seeing as make or break for an increasingly beleaguered government.

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