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Press comment: Javid's resignation throws Budget into disarray

13/02/2020

If you are covering the news that Sajid Javid has resigned as Chancellor of the Exchequer, please see the following comment from Rachael Griffin, tax and financial planning expert at Quilter:

Rachael Griffin"One of the key pillars of The Conservative’s election success was the perception that they could be trusted with the economy, and the country was hoping for a period of stability within Westminster. This was supposed to be a low-key reshuffle but instead we have yet another key ministerial change. It is really not a good look for the Chancellor to quit less than a month before their first Budget, and it leaves a host of issues hanging in the balance.

"Rishi Sunak in his new role will need to work extraordinarily quickly to get a grip on the upcoming Budget and present it to Parliament next month. It is yet to be seen whether Sunak will serve as No. 10’s puppet, given the speculation that the Prime Minister’s office is seeking to take closer control of the Treasury.

"He will inherit several political hot potatoes. For instance the government has already promised to fix its disastrous pension annual allowance taper, which has led to staffing shortages in key public services, including the NHS. The government is also under pressure to address the issue of social care funding which has been kicked down the road multiple times and was a major Tory manifesto pledge."

 

For more information contact

Alex Berry023 8072 626007741 151931alex.berry@quilter.com
Michael Glenister020 7778 963807469 144535michael.glenister@quilterinvestors.com

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