On climate change, the chancellor today said the UK has been a global leader by cutting emissions “by more than any G20 country”.
“But with the existential vulnerability we face, now would be the wrong time to step back from our international climate responsibilities,” he says.
He confirms that the government remains fully committed to the historic Glasgow climate pact agreed at COP26 – including a 68% reduction in emissions by 2030.
Hunt went on to ask the NHS “to join all public services in tackling waste and inefficiency”.
“We want Scandinavian quality alongside Singaporean efficiency – both better outcomes for citizens and better value for taxpayers”, the chancellor says.
“That doesn’t mean asking people on the frontline to work harder, but rather asking challenging questions on how to reform all public services for the better,” he adds.