Spring Statement: 'There is light at the end of the tunnel' insists chancellor Philip Hammond

Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond leaves 11 Downing Street as he heads to the House of Commons to deliver his first spring statement against a slew of positive economic indicators. Picture: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire
Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond leaves 11 Downing Street as he heads to the House of Commons to deliver his first spring statement against a slew of positive economic indicators. Picture: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire
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Chancellor Philip Hammond is offering voters a glimmer of light as he delivers his first spring statement against a slew of positive economic indicators.

He addressed the regular meeting of Cabinet ahead of his spring statement to the House of Commons. Mr Hammond told Theresa May and her senior ministers that "thanks to the hard work of the British public, there is light at the end of the tunnel". Check out the very latest from the statement below.