Tuesday 13 March 2018

Hammond aims for Tigger-like Spring in his Statement

TiggerIn his first Spring Statement, Chancellor Philip Hammond declared himself to be at his “most positively Tigger like”. But with, as expected, no new tax or spending commitments, it leaves us to read between the lines regarding how the Chancellor’s exuberant optimism will translate into spending by public sector organisations.

Hammond's positive outlook has been driven by a slightly better than expected economic forecast. But in HotViewsExtra, we question whether the recent positive trend is sustainable. And we look at how the public spending - on ICT in particular - will be impacted should Hammond be blessed with a continuing fiscal improvement.

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Posted by Georgina O'Toole at '15:40'