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Javid plans first post-Brexit budget on November 6

Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid leaves Downing Street in London, Britain, October 3, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

LONDON (Reuters) – British finance minister Sajid Javid said on Monday he planned to deliver the first post-Brexit budget statement on Nov. 6, less than a week after the country’s deadline for leaving the European Union.

“I will be setting out our plan to shape the economy for the future and triggering the start of our infrastructure revolution,” Javid said in a statement.

In the event of a no-deal Brexit, the government would act quickly to outline its approach and “take early action to support the economy, businesses and households,” followed by a budget in the following weeks, the government said.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he will take Britain out of the EU on Oct. 31, with or without a deal. But lawmakers have pas

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