Today (8th March) is budget day- keep up with the news and views – with our selection of academic resources.
This will be the last spring budget as unless the chancellor changes his mind all will be held annually in the autumn from now on.
Read the full text papers on the UK Government website
The Office for Budget Responsibility will publish an accompanying economic outlook on its website
The House of Commons Library also has a good background briefing. They also have some historic facts and figures giving a list of chancellors and lengths of speeches from 1968 onwards.
According to the House of Commons Library the longest continuous speech was by William Gladstone on 18 April 1853. It lasted 4 hours 45 minutes. The online version is over 33,000 words long.