Sunak to replace Javid as Chancellor

Ahead of 11 March budget

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Rishi Sunak has been confirmed as the new Chancellor of the Exchequer (Photo: UK Parliament CC BY 3.0)
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Rishi Sunak has been confirmed as the new Chancellor of the Exchequer (Photo: UK Parliament CC BY 3.0)

Rishi Sunak will become Chancellor of the Exchequer, Downing Street has confirmed, following Sajid Javid's shock resignation just under a month before he was expected to deliver the first Budget of this parliament.

The BBC's political editor Laura Kuenssberg reported on Thursday afternoon (13 February) amid a high-drama cabinet reshuffle that Javid is understood to have been asked to remove all of his special advisers,...

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