'I report today on an economy that continues to grow, continues to create more jobs than ever before and continues to confound those who seek to talk it down.'

Philip Hammond, Chancellor of the Exchequer

'We have had the rhetoric of a long-term economic plan that never meets its targets when what all too many are experiencing is long-term economic pain - and the hardest hit are disabled people, single parents and women.'

Jeremy Corbyn, Labour Party leader

'Britain has gone from top of the growth league to deep into the relegation zone, with each person set to be £687 worse off per year.'

Vince Cable, Liberal Democrats leader

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