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UK NewsTheresa May is battling Chancellor Philip Hammond over his refusal to fund her 'legacy' commitments after she leaves office, new report claims

08:45  07 june  2019
08:45  07 june  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Theresa May is fighting a battle with Chancellor Philip Hammond over his refusal to fund her ‘legacy’ commitments, according to reports.

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The Prime Minister plans to leave office with a series of big-spending pledges, including billions for schools and colleges.

She wants to use her remaining weeks in the job to deliver on the domestic agenda she set out when first elected.

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But she has reportedly clashed with the Chancellor, who is refusing to fund pledges that the Treasury estimates could cost £10billion.

Mr Hammond wants to keep the money as part of the war chest he has built up while a No Deal Brexit remains a possibility, the Financial Times reported.

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‘There have been several high-level meetings on this,’ said a person close to the negotiations. ‘Philip has made it clear that the headroom is there as a cushion against a No Deal exit.’

Theresa May is battling Chancellor Philip Hammond over his refusal to fund her 'legacy' commitments after she leaves office, new report claims © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The Prime Minister plans to leave office with a series of big-spending pledges, including billions for schools and colleges

The pair are already known to have clashed over Mrs May’s plans for tackling climate change. It emerged yesterday that Mr Hammond warned that her plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050 will cost the country £1trillion.

In a leaked letter to Mrs May, the Chancellor raised concerns that the target would have profound implications for households, businesses and the Exchequer.

Mr Hammond said less money would be available for schools, police, hospitals and other areas of public spending. He also warned that the target would leave some industries ‘economically uncompetitive’ without large government subsidies.

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Downing Street insiders have revealed Theresa May and Philip Hammond ask aides to join Downing Street insiders have revealed the PM and her Chancellor ask aides to join pow wows and “can’t Mrs May publicly fell out with Mr Hammond this week over how willing he is to fund ‘no deal’

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Theresa May is battling Chancellor Philip Hammond over his refusal to fund her 'legacy' commitments after she leaves office, new report claims © PA Wire/PA Images Northern Ireland Secretary Karen Bradley, Cabinet Office Minister David Lidington and Chancellor Philip Hammond listen to Prime Minister Theresa May speak during Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons, London. (Photo by House of Commons/PA Images via Getty Images)

Downing Street yesterday said it was the ‘right thing to do to protect our planet’ and warned it would be wrong to frame the costs as a ‘trade-off for public spending’.

Mrs May is understood to want to make ‘an announcement every week’, including on issues such as mental health, parental leave and the tech sector.

But her main aim is to dramatically boost education spending.

Theresa May is battling Chancellor Philip Hammond over his refusal to fund her 'legacy' commitments after she leaves office, new report claims © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Mrs May has reportedly clashed with the Chancellor, who is refusing to fund pledges that the Treasury estimates could cost £10billion

A No 10 spokesman said Mrs May had unfinished business, adding: ‘She will continue to focus on trying to deliver for the people of this country.’

Mrs May has urged Mr Hammond to release cash for a three-year school funding settlement.

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This would include money for failing schools, teacher training and a review of the way the national budget is allocated.

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