Chancellor Philip Hammond approached this Budget with many of the most important decisions affecting the public finances already made for him - or at least out of his hands, writes Luke Bartholomew.
Despite this, he did receive some good news from the Office for Budget Responsibility's (OBR) upgrade to the short-term outlook for the public finances and the major strategic decision taken in this Budget...
Claim from SocGen's global markets division
Third annual Hampton-Alexander review
European Commission yields to pressure
Numbers in Adviserland
Retirement sector trends