What could be in the Budget now Sajid Javid has quit?


Britain has a new Chancellor of the Exchequer less than a month before the Budget after Sajid Javid dramatically quit.

The new Chancellor will be Rishi Sunak, who at 39 becomes the second youngest person to hold the role after George Osborne, who was 38 in 2010. 

As the new Chancellor is forced to prepare quickly for Boris Johnson’s government’s first Budget, which is booked in for 11 March, there are some big questions around major policies that affect the nation’s personal finances.

Changes to pension tax relief, stamp duty and inheritance tax had all been flagged as potentially on the cards, while issues including social care and doctors’ pensions need dealing with, and even the prospect of a mansion tax has been floated in recent weeks. 

Rishi Sunak is the new Chancellor of the Exchequer

Sajid Javid dramatically quit as Chancellor

Rishi Sunak is the new Chancellor of the Exchequer after Sajid Javid dramatically quit with less than a month to go before the Budget

At the heart of the Chancellor’s resignation apparently lay a dispute with the Prime Minister’s chief adviser Dominic Cummings, with Mr Javid reported to have said he would not accept a wholesale clear-out of his aides and being ‘Chancellor in name only’.

Mr Sunak had been Chief…

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