Budget 2021: What time is Rishi Sunak’s speech, Wednesday, October 27, 2021?

CHANCELLOR Rishi Sunak will unveil his second Budget of the year today, with economic plans that will take us through the winter.

But what time is it on and what is he expected to ask? Here’s all you need to know….

What time is the Budget speech today?

Rishi Sunak’s Budget speech will take place later today, Wednesday 27 October after Prime Minister’s Questions.

This means it will kick off at around 12.30pm.

Budget talks usually last about an hour.

What will Rishi Sunak announce?

Rumoured measures include a 30p hike on the price of a pint – meaning it will cost Brits more for a visit to their local boozer.

Mr Sunak will not axe VAT on household energy bills in tomorrow's Budget – despite families being clobbered with eye-watering rises.

The Chancellor is under pressure to scrap the 5% VAT charge on heating bills for six months from November 1 to help bills be more affordable during the winter.

Another confirmed measure will be to increase the minimum wage to £9.50 an hour this week, giving a pay rise for millions of Brits in his budget.

The Chancellor is also set to unfreeze sector pay on teachers, civil servants and police wages.

It is also expected that he will ditch a 2.84p budget hike in fuel duty — a win for The Sun's Keep It Down campaign.

How can I watch Rishi Sunak's Budget speech?

You can watch the speech on major news channels like BBC News and Sky News.

It'll also be available on BBC iPlayer and Sky News' YouTube channel.

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