As MPs return from their six-week (yes, really) summer break on Tuesday the 3rd September, Chancellor Sajid Javid has announced that the Wednesday 4th will be the date of his first spending review which will ‘cover the themes and priorities’ he will focus on. Extra spending on health, education, law and order are expected. Some feel he chose to announce this sooner rather than later was to ‘’clear the decks’’ and avoid departments haggling over budgets, rather than preparing for Brexit.
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