British autumn statement: overview

Sean Whelan George Osborne’s autumn statement was quite a show, theatrical hand-waving and all. But if you look at the details, they’re extremely gory

30th December, 2014
George Osborne, chancellor of Britain, delivers his autumn statement in the House of Commons on Thursday Picture: PA

With an economy set for 3 per cent growth this year – the highest in the G7 – and unemployment down to 6 per cent, it would be easy to think that things are going fine in the British economy and, implicitly, in the public finances there. But a quick skim through George Osborne’s autumn statement this week will swiftly change your mind.

While the Irish government is doing everything it can to convince people...

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