By DANICA KIRKALONDON (AP) — Britain will have less money, more debt and a slower economy in coming years as it grapples with uncertainty over leaving the European Union, the Treasury chief said Wednesday in his first budget update since the 'Brexit' vote. Philip Hammond delivered the economic statement to a less-boisterous-than-usual House of Commons as the country faces unease over the future and prepares to lock horns with the EU next year on its exit from the bloc. True to his nickname of "spreadsheet Phil," Hammond offered dismal accounting: growth will be weaker than had been predicted before the vote and households and businesses should not count on the state's largesse. Though Hammond could take some solace in the resilience of the British economy in the months following the seismic June 23 referendum, the future is uncertain. He said his goal was to get the economy "match fit" for the next chapter. "The British people decided, exactly five months ago today, to leave the European Union and chart a new future for our country," Hammond said "That decision will change the course of Britain's history....We resolve today to confront those challenges head on." Hammond soberly outlined the fact that government finances have tightened, leaving little room for spending increases that experts say would be needed to help the lower- and middle-income families that are struggling with previous agreed austerity measures. "We will maintain our commitment to fiscal discipline," Hammond said in delivering the update, known as the Autumn Statement. Despite that pledge, the uncertainty over the coming EU exit talks means the government will have to increase borrowing by 122 billion pounds ($150 billion) into the next decade. Hammond offered a sweeping critique of the country's economic landscape, and placed particular emphasis on the need to improve productivity, pointing out that the Germans, the French and the Italians had better productivity rates. He talked about the challenge in providing enough housing and in the imbalance in economic growth from regions such as London and the southeast and the northern part of the country. Infrastructure investment is needed.