It is that time of the year again - or is it? Today, Chancellor Philip Hammond will get to his feet in the House of Commons at 12.30pm to deliver his Spring Statement, not the 2018 Budget.
It will certainly be different, not least as it is expected to last no longer than 20 minutes, a good half hour shorter than his March 2017 Budget speech.
The Chancellor announced this change to the parliamentary calendar back in 2016. At the time, he pointed out moving the main Budget from March to November would align it better with other countries.
He commented: "No other major economy makes hundreds of tax changes twice a year, and neither should we. If unexpected changes in the economy require it, then I will, of course, announce actions at the Spring Statement. But I won't make significant changes twice a year just for the sake of it."
The Treasury re-affirmed this last month by saying there will be no red box, no official document, no spending increases and no tax changes.
I interpret this as: no photo opportunity in front of Number 11; less paper wasted printing out the content and appendices of the statement; the Chancellor remaining prudent and no pennies deducted from, or added to, income tax, VAT, fuel duty, cigarettes etc. This may be a welcome respite for readers already focused on the tax-year end on behalf of their clients.
So what can we expect? The Chancellor will respond to the Office of Budget Responsibility's (OBR) updated economic and fiscal forecasts.
I have no doubt certain nuances will be extrapolated from the figures when compared to those the OBR provided four months ago. Last year GDP rose by 1.7%, above the OBR's 1.5% estimate.
Global growth continues to support the UK's services sector and, encouragingly, there have been signs of a marked improvement in productivity.
But in terms of the big picture, little has changed since the Chancellor's Budget in November. Brexit remains the elephant in the room for the UK economy.
For me, though, the most interesting part of Hammond's speech will be what he says about the longer-term challenges the UK economy is facing, and how the government plans to address them.
Long-term thinking makes sense just as much for governments as for running a business or investing clients' money.
There are some obvious current pressure points, including housing, health and social care. Some action has already been taken here.
Last week, the Prime Minister set out changes to planning rules to encourage more housebuilding, and, in the summer, a green paper on paying for social care is expected.
But a more concerted effort, and one that moves forward on the basis of consensus, would be welcome. Other areas the Chancellor could flag include infrastructure, education and productivity.
I am not that much of an optimist to think Hammond will provide solutions to all these challenges in his speech. He would surely need more than 20 minutes to do that. More likely, he will announce various consultations.
From an investment perspective, the hope must be for the Chancellor to give these consultations a focused remit and tight deadlines, as this is what investors are looking for when considering where to allocate clients' money and to help manage their affairs.
Importantly, tomorrow will be a start. In future Spring Statements, Chancellors - from whichever party - will hopefully provide a progress report. These are, after all, societal issues not party political ones.
Martin Gilbert is co-chief executive of Standard Life Aberdeen
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