Definition of Chancellor of the Exchequer in English:

Chancellor of the Exchequer

noun

  • The finance minister of the United Kingdom, responsible for preparing the nation's annual budgets.

    • ‘Foots Cray Place was the home of the one-time Chancellor of the Exchequer, Nicholas Vansittart, Lord Bexley.’
    • ‘Pooh-Bah, in The Mikado, is, among other things, Chancellor of the Exchequer and Private Secretary to Ko-Ko.’
    • ‘But, the political decline of most Chancellors of the Exchequer begins with a moment of hubris; Barber and his boom, Jenkins and his austerity, and Lawson and his shadowing of the Deutschmark.’
    • ‘Other jobs to follow were Minister of Supply, Paymaster General, President of the Board of Trade, Colonial Secretary and Chancellor of the Exchequer.’
    • ‘The review was set up in April last year by the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the Deputy Prime Minister.’
    • ‘Like Churchill, he served as Chancellor of the Exchequer and Home Secretary.’
    • ‘Thanks to the Prime Minister and the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the defence budget is rising.’
    • ‘On one of them the then Secretary of State for Scotland took me, as Chancellor of the Exchequer, to see some of the worst slum tenements.’
    • ‘That same year he was named Chancellor of the Exchequer in the government of Herbert Asquith.’
    • ‘I do wish the Chancellor of the Exchequer would simplify ISAs.’
    • ‘He became an effective Minister of Aviation, though his reputation was made as one of the most successful Home Secretaries and Chancellors of the Exchequer since World War II.’
    • ‘She appointed him as Foreign Secretary in July 1989, and Chancellor of the Exchequer in October 1989.’
    • ‘In a plea to the Prime Minister and the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the MP said Selby was proud of its mining tradition.’
    • ‘That's why you're Chancellor of the Exchequer and I'm PM.’
    • ‘Nicholas Vansittart, who was Chancellor of the Exchequer in 1816 put the case for the tax.’
    • ‘The most senior members of the Cabinet are the Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign Secretary, Chancellor of the Exchequer and Home Secretary.’
    • ‘He held all four of the greatest offices of state open to a commoner: Chancellor of the Exchequer, Home Secretary, Foreign Secretary and Prime Minister.’
    • ‘Harold Macmillan was Eden's Chancellor of the Exchequer.’
    • ‘I am sure that, like me, other readers are aware that the question of the euro seems to be very much on the minds of the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the Prime Minister.’
    • ‘He reported to the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the Governor of the Bank of England.’