Monday's budget forecasts showed that Hammond was spending most of an unexpected tax windfall this year, rather than putting it towards reducing debt faster. That could just as easily be measured by the number of years you have paid your income tax.
The Scottish Greens, who were critical in passing the last two SNP budgets, have warned they will not back "a tax-cutting budget for the wealthy".
Labour MPs turned on shadow chancellor John McDonnell after he indicated that the party would not oppose the "tax cuts for the richest", which Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham said sent "a shiver down my spine".
"Some people still think shared ownership is only for key workers in London and the South East but purchasers don't all fit in one mould - this market is strong, healthy and growing across the United Kingdom and offers a way to help more people to have the home they want".
But at least we'll have these coins, right people? "Simple as that", he said.
But he said agreement with Brussels would result in a "deal dividend" for the economy.
The OECD's aim is to reach agreement by 2020 but Hammond said progress had been "painfully slow", and it was "clearly not sustainable or fair that digital platform businesses can generate substantial value in the United Kingdom without paying tax here".
"In my view that is a disastrous approach".
The G20 finance leaders have agreed on the need for a "consensus-based solution" to taxing the digital economy, and the OECD and European Commission have been working on proposals for new global tax rules to tackle digital firms that shift their revenue and profits to tax havens far from where the income was generated.
Mr Mackay told MSPs he would set out his intentions in the draft Scottish Budget on December 12.
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Hias stands for the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, which works to help resettle refugees in United States communities. Standing in the crowd, Rachael, 22 from Pittsburgh said "I think it's incredible they are supporting Pittsburgh".
The British Chambers of Commerce and the Federation of Small Businesses had both urged Mr Hammond to do something positive to halt the decline.
He said: "I take some pride in the fact that I have been a finance secretary who has ensured that we have the fairest income tax system in the United Kingdom".
Really, it's there to obfuscate how much tax we are actually handing over.
"He's going to struggle to reimpose austerity having announced its end".
The OBR projects the government will rake in some £787.3 billion in taxes and other income during 2018, which rises to £809.8 billion in 2019.
The personal allowance and the higher rate threshold will rise from April in a move the Chancellor said would mean "a tax cut for 32 million people". The Treasury calculated the cumulative effect of increases in tax thresholds since 2010 at £1,200 for basic rate payers and £1,800 for those paying the higher rate.
In an effort to tackle plastic littering and help improve the quality of Britain's oceans, Mr Hammond announced a new tax on plastic.
He said: "The SNP must stop the shroud-waving and act".
Britain on Monday ramped up the economic growth outlook for next year, when the country will exit the European Union, in a pre-Brexit budget that vowed to boost spending after a decade of painful austerity.
At Westminster, SNP leader Ian Blackford also downplayed tax cuts north of the border. Almost half of the reforms will only affect the most well-off 10 per cent as tax changes become "even more regressive".