Autumn Statement: Austerity can kicked down the road

By Michael Burton | 23 November 2016
  • Michael Burton

As has been well-trailed chancellor Philip Hammond focussed in his Autumn Statement speech on investment in housing, transport and high-tech infrastructure.

There was a blizzard of spending announcements, as well as pay rises for the lowest paid, extra cash for local enterprise partnerships, a National Productivity Investment Fund, a new savings bond, the cancellation of the next fuel duty rise and help to Universal Credit claimants. 

Want full article access?

Receive The MJ magazine each week and gain access to all the content on this website with a subscription.

Full website content includes additional, exclusive commentary and analysis on the issues affecting local government.

Already a subscriber? Login

Whitehall Finance Autumn Statement Brexit