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29 Oct 2020
Chancellor Rishi Sunak will set out a one-year Spending Review on 25 November as the government continues to tackle the economic slump caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The Spending Review will set departments' resource and capital budgets for 2021/22, and the Devolved Administration's block grants for the same period.
The Review will focus on three areas:
Mr Sunak said: 'In the current environment it's essential that we provide certainty. So we'll be doing that for departments and all of the nations of the UK by setting budgets for next year, with a total focus on tackling COVID and delivering our Plan for Jobs.
'Long-term investment in our country's future is the right thing to do, especially in areas which are the cornerstone of our society like the NHS, schools and infrastructure.'