UPDATE: Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has cancelled this year's Autumn Budget due to the coronavirus pandemic. Instead, he delivered a Winter Economy Plan on 24 September.
Whether or not you agree with his decisions, Mr Sunak is under huge pressure to deliver bold policies to help the nation through the coronavirus pandemic, which has already put thousands out of work and tanked the economy.
At the moment, nothing is confirmed. But there's a lot of speculation about what the Chancellor could, and should, do when he next steps up to the dispatch box.
It's all speculation at this stage, but that doesn't mean there won't end up being truth to at least some of the following rumours.
Ministers and officials are considering putting an 'emergency brake' on the already announced increase in the National Living Wage due to concerns the pandemic has made it unaffordable, according to .
The National Living Wage is the lowest rate anyone over the age of 25 can legally be paid per hour. It's currently set at £8.72 and was set to rise to £10.50 by 2024 - for everyone over the age of 21 - as outlined in Mr Sunak's .
As part of that process, the wage was expected to reach £9.21 next tax year, but The Telegraph reports that the Low Pay Commission, which advises the Chancellor on the rate, believes many companies could now struggle to pay it.
In March, Mr Sunak did say the increase was conditional on 'sustained economic growth', which coronavirus has quite seriously dented.
The compulsory National Living Wage is separate from the optional Real Living Wage, which is calculated by the independent , based on the cost of living. It's currently set at £9.30 for outside London and £10.75 for London.
After borrowing and spending billions on the COVID-19 response so far, the Chancellor is reportedly considering different ways he could earn back funds for the Treasury.
This would bring self-employed National Insurance contributions in line with those paid by employees. He hinted at a move like this when he announced the in March. He said: 'If we all want to benefit equally from state support, we must all pay in equally in future.'
Former Chancellor Philip Hammond announced an increase to self-employed National Insurance in his first Budget in 2017, but he was forced into a U-turn a week later when backbench Conservatives revolted.
There have also been reports that tax breaks for businesses are being considered alongside these proposals.
Mr Sunak dubbed his summer fiscal statement his 'Plan for Jobs'. It included schemes to entice employers into bringing employees back from furlough and into creating new jobs for young people, but that hasn't put a stop to fears that unemployment could reach historic highs towards the end of the year.
Unions have urged the Chancellor to do more to combat unemployment, including extra support for sectors that are struggling the most.
If October really is the end of the furlough scheme, Mr Sunak could offer alternative measures to keep people in work.
In a recent speech to Conservative MPs, Boris Johnson hinted at a 'new green industrial revolution for the UK', which would create 'hundreds of thousands of new green jobs', . He said announcements on this were due in the autumn, so it could well make its way into the Budget.
Although Mr Sunak resisted widespread calls to continue the into September, it's possible that he could announce another unconventional way to stimulate consumer spending. Especially as people may be less likely to continue their trips out to restaurants and high streets as the weather cools.
There are so far no indications of what these measures could be, but another discount scheme, or more vouchers akin to the Green Homes Grant may be less of a surprise this time around.