The harsh truth is that, nearly seven years into Conservative-led Government, we are still living beyond our means.
Posts Tagged: Autumn Statement
It should be used to pay for what we owe in our pensions and benefits system – and thus provide more inter-generational justice.
We need to value ourselves more highly and create, capture and share that value with others.
It would be a betrayal of every value we hold dear if we deny the next generation the chance to own their own homes.
Hammond is a rare beast – most holders of his office have done everything they can to extend their power.
Iain Dale: Jo Cox’s murder was also an attack on the state. Which is why a whole life tariff for her killer was right.
Plus: Hammond’s jokes. Javid’s stonewalling. Am I a fascist? And: of the making of books there is no end
The OBR’s assessment is “consistent with a range of possible outcomes that we can keep under review in future forecasts”. In other words, it’s sorry – but it hasn’t a clue.
“A missed opportunity.” “Spending barely trimmed.” It’s a thumbs-down for the Chancellor from centre-right think tanks
The Centre for Social Justice applauds the Universal Credit changes. But praise elsewhere is thin.
“This is my first Autumn Statement as Chancellor…I have decided that it will also be my last.”
Suella Fernandes, James Frayne, Hannah David, Ryan Shorthouse, Andrew Allison and others give their verdict.
He has a reputation as a dour, dull performer – but today he played some shots.
Our summary of the main measures announced by the Chancellor.
Having two major fiscal events a year creates uncertainty and tempts Chancellors to pursue gimmicks.
A lot has changed since 2010. The Autumn Statement should reflect the new financial and political reality.
Hammond’s debut. His big task is to persuade business that an Open Britain lies ahead after we leave the EU
Circumstances dictate a suck-it-and-see Autumn Statement – but also one that can transcend its own caution by pointing to a visionary landscape ahead.