Families and businesspeople across Britain are preparing to watch the Chancellor’s all important Budget speech in just a few hours time.
As anticipation mounts, here is a look at the timetable of the day, how to watch and what to expect later today.
What time is the Budget 2017?
The Chancellor will pose with his famous red box in Downing Street at 11.30pm as part of a time-honoured tradition.
Mr Hammond will deliver his first Spring Budget at 12.30pm, straight after Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs), on Wednesday March 8.
How to watch the Budget 2017
BBC presenter Huw Edwards will front live coverage of PMQs followed by the Budget and the ensuing debate on BBC Two from 11.30am to 3.30pm.
If you are not able to watch a TV on Wednesday, you can watch BBC Two and BBC News live on the BBC iPlayer website.
Over on ITV, Tom Brady will host coverage from 12.20pm until 1.55pm, with commentary from Robert Peston, Allegra Stratton, Joel Hills and Noreena Hertz.
The programme will be available to live stream from the ITV Hub. Sky News will also provide live coverage of the budget on its website.
What to expect from the Budget
Mr Hammond has warned that the will not unveil a “spending spree” because surplus cash will be used to prepare for Brexit.
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The Chancellor is expected to announce tax rises to meet a fresh round of spending commitments in the Budget on Wednesday.
He is set to announce that councils will get an emergency cash injection to combat the growing crisis in social care.
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There expected to be more money for companies hit hardest by business rate changes as more investment in British science and innovation.
It is thought that the could be set to raise alcohol duty, making beer and wine more expensive, as he tries to plug Britain's budget deficit.
The Chancellor cannot increase VAT, income tax or national insurance because he has to stand by pledges made the Conservative manifesto for the 2015 general election.
There are concerns that Mr Hammond could also look to raise insurance tax, scale back pensions tax relief or change stamp duty.