The re-balancing of the economy which Osborne promised has been all but abandoned.
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The distributional impact of today’s Autumn Statement as broken down by HMRC.
With little expected today from the chancellor that will make things any easier for those all important ‘hardworking people’, this will be an Autumn Statement that passes most people by.
London and the South East will together receive three quarters of all transport investment in England in the years ahead.
Figures out today show that despite the economy being in recovery disposable income remains stuck where is was in 2005, reflecting real falls in wages.
The coalition’s record to date on infrastructure is woeful.
The new leader of the giant German union IG Metall, Detlef Wetzel, has warned German companies operating in the US against violating employment rights and opposing the right of workers to form unions.
Tackling low pay is a good thing for the government to be doing. Unfortunately, the coalition’s flagship policy doesn’t actually do that.
Even supposedly ‘self-made’ millionaires rely on taxpayers to support the transport infrastructure, educated workforce and customer base on which their wealth depends.
The least well off households pay 36.6 per cent of their income in tax compared to 35.5 per cent paid by the wealthiest.