Downing Street has confirmed officially that Jeremy Hunt has been made chancellor.

During the leadership contest over the summer, Hunt put himself forward to be the next Tory leader but after not gaining enough support from fellow MPs he supported Rishi Sunak’s bid.

Hunt will be the fourth chancellor this year.

In a related development, Ed Argar will take over as chief secretary to the treasury – the second in command over the country’s finances.

Argar will be moving from his role at the Cabinet Office as paymaster general, swapping roles with his predecessor Chris Philp, who becomes the new paymaster general.

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