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Treasury defends ‘impromptu’ drinks party after Sunak’s autumn budget

Staff celebrated chancellor’s spending review with wine and beer in lockdown last November while pubs and bars were shuttered

The Treasury has been forced to defend officials holding an “impromptu” drinks party to celebrate Rishi Sunak’s autumn spending review during lockdown.

A spokesperson insisted it was a “small number” of staff who celebrated around their desks, despite reports putting the number closer to two dozen civil servants at the event.

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