As the Brexit negotiations continue, the past week has seen the UK government issue repeated assurances that a deal is possible.
The UK budget is due on the 29th October. As that approaches, economists discuss how the budget will need to be a holding budget until the outcome of the Brexit negotiations are clear.
Philip Hammond is showing commitment to easing the UK's economic path in his pre budget interviews.
Meanwhile, the CBI released its survey on business's Brexit preparedness, suggesting that the time frames of the negotiations are leaving businesses with little choice than to activate their contingency plans.