|Chancellor of the Exchequer|
|Style||The Right Honourable|
|Inaugural Chancellor of the Exchequer||Agent Smith|
|Number of Chancellors||21|
The Chancellor of the Exchequer (often shortened to Chancellor) is a senior official within the Government and head of Her Majesty's Treasury. The position is considered one of the four Great Offices of State, one of the four positions that every Government must include, and in recent times has come to be the the most powerful office after the Prime Minister. The Chancellor is usually responsible for all economic and financial matters in the country. The current Chancellor of the Exchequer is Conceited, who was appointed by Paracosm and announced on 20th June 2017.
As with all the Cabinet posts, Chancellors are often appointed by the Prime Minister. They are normally people who have at least a foundation understanding of Economics. However, as it is such a major role, a few members have suggested in the past that Government members should elect their Chancellor.
It is common for there to be a Chief Secretary to the Treasury in the Government too. They will work closely with the Chancellor and their remits may frequently cross. The Chancellor may also often work with the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills due to the overlap between their roles.
The Chancellor's principal job is to dictate fiscal policy. The Chancellor has considerable control over other departments as they can determine the budget of each department. However, some Chancellors have more influence than others, depending on their personal forcefulness, their status within the party and their relationship with the Prime Minister. Within the Government, the Chancellor may also be required to assist members with the costings on legislation.
Each term the Chancellor is expected to release a Budget Report which should detail their fiscal policies and spending plans for the term. This is traditionally followed by a Finance Bill later in the term which MPs will vote on.
List of Chancellors of the Exchequer
|Chancellor||Party||Took office||Left office|
|Agent Smith||Liberal||December 2005||May 2006|
|Sollnvictus||Conservative||June 2006||November 2006|
|Dionysus||Labour||December 2007||May 2008|
|Jangrafess||Labour||June 2008||November 2008|
|Bagration||Conservative||November 2008||May 2009|
|Drogue||Centre||December 2009||April 2010|
|Teaddict||Conservative||May 2010||October 2011|
|davidicy147||Labour||October 2011||February 2012|
|Maddog Jones||Labour||February 2012||March 2012|
|Jarred||Conservative||April 2012||September 2012|
|Faland||Socialist||October 2012||March 2013|
|MacDaddi||Libertarian||April 2013||September 2013|
|Birchington||Liberal||September 2013||March 2014|
|Faland||Socialist||April 2014||September 2014|
|MacDaddi||Liberal||October 2014||February 2015|
|Green_Pink (Saoirse:3)||Liberal||February 2015||July 2015|
|Jarred||Liberal||October 2015||December 2015|
|Lime-man||Labour||December 2015||February 2016|
|United1892||Labour||February 2016||March 2016|
|The Financier||Conservative||April 2016||November 2016|
|TheDefiniteArticle||Labour||November 2016||June 2017|
Some of the more superstitious members of the House believe in the existence of a 'Chancellor's Curse'. This is a phenomenon whereby the Chancellor becomes completely inactive or something happens to them following their tenure. Theories of the curse first arose in late 2015/early 2016 when things started happening to former Chancellors: Green_Pink (Saoirse:3) received a 6 month ban due to Saoirsegate, Jarred became inactive, Lime-man supposedly left the MHoC when in fact he defected to the Conservative Party on his new account, and United1892 became inactive. Members got so concerned by the strange happenings that in March 2016, mobbsy91 even proposed an amendment that called on the Government to launch a full investigation into the curse. Aph pointed out that the curse had existed even longer than people imagined as MacDaddi had vanished at the start of the 20th Parliamentary Term and other people highlighted Faland too. The amendment subsequently passed in the Division Lobby by 26 votes to 7.