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  • Kitty Ussher on 2013 Autumn Statement

    Summary The big numbers Main policy announcements Winners and losers since 2010 Things to watch Annex: Winners and losers from changes announced in Autumn Statement 2013   SUMMARY The Chancellor, George Osborne, used Thursday’s Autumn Statement to take political advantage from the economic truth that he has not met his original fiscal targets.  Whereas at […]

    Autumn Statement 2013

    Following on from George Pascoe-Watson’s political analysis of the challenges for the Chancellor, we have pulled together our summary of the big announcements from Osborne’s speech today. We have highlighted the key numbers and looked at the politics behind the announcements of today’s Autumn Statement. Portland’s Chief Economic Adviser and former City Minister, Kitty Ussher, […]

    Osborne will play Scrooge not Santa

    George Osborne will play Scrooge not Santa when he unveils his Autumn Statement on Thursday. The Chancellor has ruled out playing Father Christmas with a raft of vote-winning giveaways. Instead, he’ll make it clear that Britain will be confined to meagre rations until the end of the decade. His new theme is the “Responsible Recovery”.  […]

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