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.
Previous attempts by Labour at capping the cost of payday loans have been defeated in the Commons by…the Tories; with the aid of their Lib Dems partners, of course.
The most remarkable thing about this morning’s coverage of the quarterely GDP figures is how lightly George Osborne is getting off.
Just who benefits from the freeze on fuel duty announced by chancellor George Osborne today?
Those targeted by a new workfare scheme to be announced by chancellor George Osborne today make up just 5 per cent of JSA claims and 2.5 per cent of the benefits bill.
George Osborne’s declaration that his economic policy is “working” will have come as something of a shock to millions of families up and down the country.
Yesterday was probably a good day to bury bad news. It was also very probably an opportune moment to promote a bad policy in the hope that it would slip under the radar of those with critical voices.
Today George Osborne more than halved the amount of tax the UK’s nascent shale gas industry will need to pay, from 62 per cent to 30 per cent.