Brexit bonus ‘hope’
BRITAIN could still clinch a Brexit “deal dividend” which could fund the cash-strapped NHS, the Chancellor said yesterday.
Philip Hammond said there had been “a measurable change in pace” in crunch talks with the EU, and the UK could walk away with a good deal.
A “Brexit dividend” has been floated by Theresa May, who suggested it could part fund a £20.5billion annual boost to the health service.
Speaking from the IMF annual meeting in Bali, Mr Hammond said: “If we are able to get to a good deal for Britain as we leave the European Union I believe there will be a dividend – a deal dividend for us.”