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Chancellor Jeremy Hunt:  even in a crisis, don’t expect the government to play with a straight bat. Ian Davidson/Alamy

Autumn statement is highly political compared to research on ‘best’ ways to fix public finances

Cutting infrastructure spending and maintaining the pensions triple lock are among the questionable moves in Jeremy Hunt’s statement.
Head down, taxes up. EPA-EFE/TOLGA AKMEN

Autumn statement 2022: experts react

Our panel of academics responds to the UK government’s latest economic plans.
UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, Jeremy Hunt. Neil Hall / EPE-EFE

Emergency budget announcement: expert reaction to new UK chancellor’s attempt to calm financial markets

UK chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s emergency budget announcement has calmed the market initially but experts see continued challenges.
Pandemic-era government support allowed companies to furlough employees while keeping them on the payroll. ImageFlow / Shutterstock

How a new and improved furlough scheme could help the UK tackle recession and economic uncertainty

A redesigned furlough scheme could support people and businesses during the recession without burdening future taxpayers.

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