Sajid Javid promised he was "turning the page on austerity" as he set out a cash boost for areas including health and education in a pre-election spending spree.

With Boris Johnson calling for a snap election, the Chancellor said the "uncertainty" around Brexit could not distract from delivering on the "people's priorities".

He said: "We are turning the page on austerity and beginning a new decade of renewal.

"A new economic era needs a new economic plan and today we lay the foundations with the fastest increase in day-to-day spending in 15 years."

Insisting the UK would be ready to leave the European Union, with or without a deal, Mr Javid confirmed an additional £2 billion for Brexit delivery next year.

The Chancellor's first major statement was repeatedly criticised by Commons Speaker John Bercow for deviating from the topic of the spending round.

Mr Javid confirmed a further £2 billion would be provided for "Brexit delivery" next year, meaning more Border Force staff, "better transport infrastructure" at ports and "more support for business readiness".

He said: "I've tasked the Treasury with preparing a comprehensive economic response to support the economy if needed. We will work closely with the independent Bank of England to co-ordinate fiscal and monetary policy.

"Sensible economic policy means we should plan for both outcomes and we're doing so."

Mr Javid said Brexit will allow the Government to "reshape the British economy and reaffirm our place as a world-leading economic power".

He said he is "confident we will be able to secure a deep, best in class free trade agreement" with the EU in the event of no-deal, adding: "Deal or no deal, I'm confident that our best days lie ahead."

Mr Javid said the UK can afford to invest more as the economy is "growing and our public finances are strong", telling MPs: "We won't be writing blank cheques, unlike the party opposite.

"We won't be able to afford everything and we'll need to prioritise investment in policies that deliver real productivity gains and boost economic growth in the long-term.

"We'll still need to make difficult choices about our national priorities within a clear set of rules to anchor our fiscal policy and keep control of our national debt.

"Today I can announce ahead of the Budget later this year I will review our fiscal framework to ensure it meets the economic priorities of today, not of a decade ago.

"The first priority of our economic plan will be to rebuild our national infrastructure - high quality and reliable infrastructure is essential to how we live, work and travel."

Mr Javid said he wanted an "infrastructure revolution" across the country, with improvements to transport and digital infrastructure, including faster broadband for all.

Other announcements included:

  • Extra funds take the real increase in day-to-day spending to £13.8bn, or 4.1 per cent.
  • New funding for BEIS to develop new programmes to help meet the net zero commitment by 2050.
  • £750m to fund the first year of a plan to recruit 20,000 new police officers.
  • £6.2bn increase in NHS funding next year, including over £2bn of new capital funding – starting with an upgrade to 20 hospitals this year, & £250m for groundbreaking new AI technologies.
  • Councils will have access to new funding of £1.5bn for social care next year.
  • £54m of new funding to reduce homelessness and rough sleeping.
  • Increase school spending by £7.1bn by 2022-23.
  • £400m increase in 16-19 education funding next year.
  • An extra £490m for road, rail and bus, including more than £200m to transform bus services around the country. Mr Javid said the Government was funding ultra-low emissions buses and will trial new, on-demand services to respond to passenger needs in real time.
  • Provide over £700m more to support children and young people with special educational needs next year.
  • An increase in the Ministry of Justice's capital budget to £620m next year and an extra £80m for the Crown Prosecution Service.
  • An extra £1.2bn for the Scottish Government, £600m for the Welsh Assembly and £400m for Northern Ireland.
  • £60 million to extend the GREAT campaign for another year.
  • £90 million of funding for 1,000 new diplomats and overseas staff, and 14 new and upgraded diplomatic posts.
  • Compensation for the Windrush generation.
  • £46m for the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
  • £2.2bn for the Ministry of Defence.
  • £7m for the Normandy Memorial Trust.
  • Backing for the new office for veterans.
  • No Government department to be cut next year.

Mr Javid said: "Britain's hard work is paying off."