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UK's Sajid Javid plans October giveaway Budget - FT

Sept 20 (Reuters) - British Finance Minister Sajid Javid is planning a pre-election giveaway Budget in the week of October 21 if UK strikes a Brexit deal with the European Union, the Financial Times reported on Friday.

Javid cannot yet announce a date for the pre-election giveaway Budget as the plan is dependent on getting a deal so that any Office for Budget Responsibility forecasts are positive, allowing him to cut taxes or increase infrastructure spending, the newspaper said https://www.ft.com/content/59e16a8e-dbaf-11e9-8f9b-77216ebe1f17.

(Reporting by Maria Ponnezhath in Bengaluru.)