Sajid Javid favourite to be chancellor as Philip Hammond says he’ll quit

Home Secretary Sajid Javid has emerged as the favourite to be the next UK Chancellor, after current Treasury head Philip Hammond pledged to quit if Boris Johnson becomes Prime Minister.

Bookmaker Paddy Power is offering odds of 1/3 on Javid becoming the next chancellor, while betting exchange Smarkets has him on odds of 2/5. The Betfair exchange offers odds of 8/15, according to Oddschecker.com.

Javid, who has been Home Secretary since April last year, has…
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