Kwarteng sparks confusion over release date of medium-term fiscal plan

Contradicts government officials

Valeria Martinez
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Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng has said that the government will stick to 23 November for the publication of his medium-term fiscal plan, sparking confusion amid reports that he would bring the release date forward to later this month.

"People are reading the runes and parsing words. It is going to be 23 November," he told GB News today (4 October). Government sources close to the leadership had briefed several news outlets that the publication of the medium-term fiscal plan would be accelerated, accompanied by independent economic forecasts, to try to reassure the markets.  The chancellor originally said the release of the fiscal plan would take place some time in the new year, before setting the date for 23 November following market turbulence in response to the Mini Budget. Kwarteng brings forward second fisca...

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