Let’s Put the Autumn Statement into Context

The fact that this year’s long-awaited Autumn Statement got second billing on the national news behind the inclement weather speaks volumes.  The weather may have been pretty exceptional but the announcements in the Chancellor’s speech were, frankly, fairly unexceptional with the only ‘headline’ items being long-anticipated and not much of a surprise to anyone. George Osborne was keen to put evidence of economic recovery in the spotlight, enabling him to reiterate that... Read More