It is nice to know that the government can still surprise us. While we were preparing to not find out until the last minute when the Chancellor would set the Autumn Budget date for, we started the week with relatively advanced notice that the Budget would take place on 6 November. Relatively.
But given the times, there are a few caveats
Regardless of how we leave the European Union: deal or no deal or should there be an extension, the government has said that the Chancellor will definitely give an economic statement to the House. Should there be a no deal or an extension, the government is likely to delay the Budget. But if we leave the EU with a deal, then we would see both the economic statement and the Budget on 6 November.
So, what are the CBI priorities?
Businesses have been clear with us. Brexit is sucking the energy out