The Staggers 22 November 2017 Budget 2017: Philip Hammond just revealed he’s spending more on Brexit than the NHS Welcome to the world of Brexit Britain. Photo: Getty Sign UpGet the New Statesman's Morning Call email. Sign-up In the Autumn Budget 2017, Chancellor Philip Hammond revealed he was putting aside an extra £3bn for Brexit costs, on top of the £700m already reserved. That's somewhat more than the £2.8bn extra cash promised for the NHS. Of that £2.8bn, Hammond boasted that he was providing £350m in funding for NHS trusts to deal with winter pressures (actually a rounded up £335m). But during the Brexit campaign, Leave supporters promised that after quitting the EU, the NHS could enjoy this kind of splurge every week. The money for the NHS (which is only for England, as health is devolved) is designed to reduce waiting times to the actual expected performance target between now, and is expected to last until 2019-20. By contrast, when it came to Brexit, Hammond said he was prepared to “stand ready to allocate further sums and if and when needed”. › Hold the champagne, renters: Philip Hammond just made the housing crisis worse, again Julia Rampen is the digital night editor at the Liverpool Echo, and the former digital news editor of the New Statesman. She has also been deputy editor at Mirror Money Online and worked as a financial journalist for several trade magazines. Subscribe For more great writing from our award-winning journalists subscribe for just £1 per month!