Mother’s day is the most important date in the calendar for Britain’s Daffodil growers, yet much of the crop is still in the ground thanks to a shortage of migrant pickers from Europe!
The Spring Statement is not meant to be a major event. In announcing the date of the Statement this year, the Treasury emphasised that “there will now only be one major fiscal event each year”, i.e. the Autumn Budget. However, on the day after a 149 vote government Brexit defeat, the Chancellor’s view on the UK’s financial and economic situation could hardly be classed as a routine report.