It is a big week for the government and today was a big day for Chancellor Rishi Sunak.
The Chancellor delivered his much-anticipated Spending Review and outlined how he plans to try and re-start the UK's faltering economy that has seen such damage because of the covid-19 pandemic.
This is what we learnt from the Rishi Sunak's statement today:
The Office for Budget Responsibility today outlined the scale of the damage done to the UK economy.
Unsurprisingly, it is bad.
The OBR said the economy will contract this year by 11.3%, the largest fall in output in more than 300 years.
The Chancellor said Economic output will not recover to pre-crisis levels until the end of 2022 and long-time scarring is inevitable.
As a result, there has been a significant increase in public borrowing and debt, he said.
Unemployment is also likely to rise to 7.5% next year.
No pay increase for public sector workers
Despite the huge efforts of carers, police officers and other key workers this year - the Chancellor confirmed there would be no public sector pay rise next year.
He said the Government will provide pay rise to people working in the NHS, but pay rises in the rest of the public sector will be paused next year.
Labour shadow chancellor Anneliese Dodds reacted angrily to the news, stating: "Earlier this year the Chancellor stood on his doorstep and clapped for key workers, today his government institutes a pay freeze for many of them."
Commitment to overseas aid budget to be dropped
A very controversial announcement this one.
Despite the Conservatives committing in their manifesto to spending 0.7% of the UK's GDP in overseas aid, the Chancellor today announced this number would drop.
He said that the Government "must make tough choices", and that overseas aid will switch to 0.5%, with the intention to return to 0.7% "when the situation arises".
This decision has not gone down well with a number of his own MPs.
Infrastructure spending plans
Mr Sunak today outlined plans to spend £100 billion on infrastructure next year.
He said this would include spending on housing, faster broadband, transport and the environment.
He said the UK is becoming a 'scientific superpower' with research funding.
And he outlined plans for a UK infrastructure bank to be set up in the North to fund infrastructure projects.
Levelling Up Fund
The Chancellor announced a new £4 billion levelling up fund.
He said local areas will be able to put in bids for cash to improve their communities.
He said the projects must have local support.
The fund will be jointly managed by the Treasury, the Department for Transport and the Department for Communities.
Tax rises to come
Mr Sunak left the difficult decisions over expected tax rises for a later date - but he knows those decisions are coming down the line.
Some have described some of the spending announcements today as a 'last hurrah' before the Chancellor has to address the scale of the crisis the economy faces, which is likely to include tax rises.
Once again today the 3 million self employed people who have been excluded from government support since March were forgotten today.
Despite numerous campaigns from those affected, backed by many politicians, the Chancellor announced no support for these people.
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The ExcludedUK group tweeted: What on earth is @RishiSunak talking about. You need to meet with us so we can educate you as this is an absolute farce!!!! So angry!!!"
Social care forgotten too
Another area completely ignored today was social care.
The sector has been in crisis long before the pandemic arrived and Boris Johnson promised he had a plan ready to fix social care as soon as he was elected.
The covid-19 crisis has only accelerated the problems facing care homes, providers and local authorities and there will be dismay today that this sector was ignored by the Chancellor.