31 Facts About Philip Hammond

1. Philip Hammond said the Government would put up an extra £2.8bn for the health service.

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2. Philip Hammond reveals extra cash for NHS as growth downgraded.

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3. Philip Hammond has fired a broadside at 2019 Loan Charge contractors, saying he is "astonished" to even be questioned about whether they owe tax retrospectively.

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4. Philip Hammond could be forced to abandon the pledges he made in last week's Budget, including the bringing forward of income tax cuts for 32 million workers, if the United Kingdom leaves the European.

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5. Philip Hammond says schools that don't want 'little extras' cash don't have to take it.

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6. Philip Hammond wants to 'reinvigorate capitalism for the digital age': Here are four ways to do it.

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7. Philip Hammond tells schools who attacked his 'little extras' Budget cash they can hand money back.

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8. Philip Hammond was openly critical of the then Prime Minister David Cameron's approach to the Marriage Act 2013 and said in November 2013 that he was "shocked" at the speed with which it was pushed through and that it was "damaging" to the Conservative Party.

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9. In May 2012, Philip Hammond said same-sex marriage is "too controversial".

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10. In May 2012, Philip Hammond said that banks were not solely responsible for the 2008 financial crisis as "they had to lend to someone".

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11. In November 2017, Philip Hammond said in an interview on The Andrew Marr Show, whilst talking about possible unemployment that comes with driver-less vehicles, AI and robots, that the development of personal computers meant that there was no longer any need for shorthand typists.

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12. In October 2017, Philip Hammond referred to the European Union's Brexit negotiators as "the enemy".

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13. In June 2017 speech, Philip Hammond said that a Brexit deal that puts jobs and prosperity first is the only way the UK will be able to deliver the strong growth that will enable it finally to escape from the long years of austerity, the chancellor has said.

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14. In his first budget in March 2017, Philip Hammond increased National Insurance contributions that self-employed people have to pay, despite the Conservatives making a manifesto pledge at the 2015 election not to increase NI.

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15. In January 2017, Philip Hammond announced that the UK would leave the Single Market as it was not politically possible to continue to comply with all the EU's rules regarding freedom of movement in the wake of the Brexit vote, saying that they would look to pursue a "comprehensive free trade agreement" instead.

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16. Philip Hammond called for caution during a Cabinet committee meeting which discussed a proposed post-Brexit visa regime that would require all European Union workers to prove they have secured a skilled job before being allowed into Britain, which lead to accusations that he was trying to "undermine Brexit".

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17. In October 2016, Philip Hammond was criticised by some Cabinet colleagues for "arguing like an accountant seeing the risk of everything" rather than pressing ahead with plans for Brexit.

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18. Philip Hammond had backed Remain in the Brexit referendum, but confirmed he would support the withdrawal of the UK from the EU, saying "No ifs, no buts, no second referendums.

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19. Philip Hammond was appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer by new Prime Minister Theresa May on 13 July 2016.

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20. In November 2015, Philip Hammond was criticised for accepting a watch worth £1,950 from a Saudi businessman called Sheikh Marei Mubarak Mahfouz bin Mahfouz.

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21. Philip Hammond described the United Nations findings regarding the detention of Julian Assange in the Ecuadorian embassy in London on 6 February 2016 as "ridiculous".

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22. Philip Hammond presented the deal in Commons the next day, and was in Jerusalem for a joint press conference with Benjamin Netanyahu, which was described as "tense".

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23. Philip Hammond was present in Vienna as the UK representative for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action disclosure ceremony.

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24. Philip Hammond stated that: "We are disappointed that our resolution to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Srebrenica was vetoed today.

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25. In March 2015, Philip Hammond stated that Britain would support the Saudi Arabian-led intervention in Yemen "in every practical way short of engaging in combat.

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26. In August 2014, Philip Hammond said he was surprised at the sudden resignation of Sayeeda Warsi, Baroness Warsi, who wrote of "great unease" under his leadership of the Foreign office.

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27. In August 2012, Philip Hammond announced that senior positions within the "top-heavy" military would be cut by a quarter.

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28. In February 2012, Philip Hammond said that the Falkland Islands did not face a "current credible military threat" from Argentina.

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29. Philip Hammond became Secretary of State for Defence on 14 October 2011 when Liam Fox resigned.

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30. Philip Hammond joined the medical equipment manufacturers Speywood Laboratories Ltd in 1977, becoming a director of Speywood Medical Limited in 1981.

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31. Philip Hammond was born in Epping, Essex, the son of a civil engineer.

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