Chancellor Sajid Javid has announced a one-year spending review to give government departments “financial certainty” as they prepare for Brexit.
Mr Javid said a “fast-tracked” spending round for 2020-21 would “clear the ground ahead of Brexit while delivering on people’s priorities”.
Spending reviews typically tend to happen every two to three years.
But shadow chancellor John McDonnell warned that the Tories were “playing dangerous games with spending”.
“We will get Brexit done by 31 October and put our country on the road to a brighter future,” said Mr Javid.
Mr McDonnell disagrees with this approach, saying it “smacks of pre-election panic measures by the government”.
“Boris Johnson is splashing a little bit of cash as a publicity stunt, but keeping the door open for even more austerity