“11 things hidden in the Budget 2017 small print that Philip Hammond won’t want you to read
It may be the smallest Budget in living memory – but as always, the devil is in the detail. Here’s what we’ve found in the small print:
As with every budget, the devil in Philip Hammond’s financial statement is in the detail.
Once you’ve got past all the big headline announcements like new schools and more money for social care, all that’s left is the small print.
And surprise surprise – some of it will leave you worse off.
This year’s slimmed-down budget is only 64 pages long.
But between the main ‘Red Book’ and the impact assessment prepared by the Office of Budget Responsibility (OBR), there’s been plenty for us trawl through.
Here’s a few things you might not have spotted.”