UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak today announced a one-year review of the government’s spending plans as the country battles the coronavirus crisis.
The 2021-22 Spending Review will be published on 25 November.
Sunak said: “In the current environment its essential that we provide certainty.
“So we’ll be doing that for departments and all of the nations of the UK by setting budgets for next year, with a total focus on tackling COVID and delivering our ‘Plan for Jobs’.
“Long-term investment in our country’s future is the right thing to do, especially in areas which are the cornerstone of our society like the NHS, schools and infrastructure.
“We’ll make sure these areas crucial to our economic recovery have their budgets set for further years so they can plan and help us build back better.”