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Delay to the comprehensive spending review would leave public services in limbo

The chancellor may have no choice but to postpone his multi-year funding settlement. The NHS will feel the consequences

By Anita Charlesworth  

Photo: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire/PA Images

Government has never more resembled the grand old Duke of York—marching his men up the hill only to march them back down again: working from home, back to the office, then back home again…

In July, Rishi Sunak announced that there would be a Budget and multi-year spending review this Autumn. This was to be the chancellor’s moment to chart the economy’s path to recovery as Covid-19 cases fell. Whitehall geared up and began marching up the hill. Just 10 weeks later, the Budget…

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