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7 March, 2024
9.15am - 10.30am GMT



Ben Chu
Job Title
Economics Editor
BCC Newsnight

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Join BBC Newsnight’s Ben Chu as he unravelled the forecasts made by Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt in his spring Budget.

With a general election looming, on Wednesday 6 March 2024, the chancellor delivered his annual spring statement, addressing the government’s next steps in helping the economy get back on track following a turbulent few years. 

Renowned journalist and broadcaster, Ben Chu, dived into the statement, highlighting what it means for businesses across the UK - dissecting the economic and fiscal forecast prepared by the Office for Budget Responsibility.

More about Ben Chu

Ben Chu is a journalist, speaker and broadcaster who specialises in economics and current affairs. He is the Economics Editor of Newsnight, the BBC’s flagship current affairs nightly TV show. Previously he was with The Independent as economics editor and before that was chief leader writer.

Ben was nominated for business journalist of the year at the British Journalism Awards and for business commentator of the year at the Comment Awards. He has reported from the US, China, Taiwan, Germany, France, Switzerland, and Ireland, and has covered the global financial crisis, the eurozone emergency, the Brexit fallout, and Donald Trump’s trade wars.  

He sits on the international advisory board of the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI) and is a member of the Society of Professional Economists.