Tackling the cost of living crisis and raising UK living standards requires a joined-up response, but the autumn statement didn’t give much indication of that.
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Pension changes, industry investment and national insurance cuts announced in the autumn statement could all help women.
UK chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, with his 2023 Autumn Statement.
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National insurance cuts and business investment were all included, as was the pensions triple lock. But our experts saw some omissions.
UK chancellor Jeremy Hunt.
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Both Sunak and Hunt have hinted at earlier than expected tax cuts recently.
The UK government has recently indicated that it could make some surprise tax announcements in coming days.
What’s in the box?
It’s budget time again, and maybe the Conservatives’ final major chance to influence the upcoming general election.
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ISAs, benefits and mortgage support are all rumoured to be mentioned in chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s next autumn statement.
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Banks in the UK have to conduct extra checks on people more at risk of blackmail – and an easier option is sometimes just to say no to giving them and account.
Many mortgage borrowers are expecting their repayments to rise rapidly.
Recent measures introduced to help struggling UK homeowners aren’t as helpful as they seem at first.
Counting the cost of rising prices.
Different rates of inflation indicate high prices have become ‘embedded’ in these economies.
Cheerleader in chief, Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey.
The bank has set hares running by forecasting actual growth of the UK economy in 2023, while most other forecasters are more downbeat.
Many businesses have been reluctant to invest and expand.
Jeremy Hunt’s first budget day as chancellor was in many ways more about politics than economics. Historically, the Conservative party’s electoral success has been based on a reputation for economic competence…
We talk about ‘fiscal responsibility’ but rarely are a government’s annual accounting exercises assessed in ethical terms.
Jeremy Hunt is unveiling his first spring budget on March 15.
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UK policymakers and industry need to set their sights on the long-term picture to boost productivity and help grow the economy.
Relaxing some banking rules could affect the stability of the UK’s financial sector, largely based in the City of London.
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New green finance measures aside, UK chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s Edinburgh reforms look like history repeating itself.
Boom or bust?
The government wants to make UK finance more competitive after the damage caused by Brexit.
Widening access to free school meals would be an investment in England’s children.
Chancellor Jeremy Hunt: even in a crisis, don’t expect the government to play with a straight bat.
Cutting infrastructure spending and maintaining the pensions triple lock are among the questionable moves in Jeremy Hunt’s statement.