Autumn statement 2012

Will George Osborne's boast that the deficit would fall this year still come true? Photo: Getty

Disappointing 4G auction income is bad news for Osborne’s deficit plans

20 February 2013 10:56

Oh dear. George Osborne’s claim in December’s Autumn Statement that ‘the deficit is coming down this year, and every year of this Parliament’ was already looking hubristic, even before today’s… Continue reading

Danny Alexander's call for the abolition of higher-rate relief on pension contributions has received the backing of the Centre for Policy Studies. Picture: Getty

The coalition’s next big test

8 December 2012 12:59

With the political dust settling from the autumn statement, attention in Whitehall is turning to the mid-term review. The mid-term review is the last chance for the coalition to embark… Continue reading

What effect are the large number of international cases having on the British justice system?

The View from 22 — Rough justice and autumn statement special

6 December 2012 9:07

Many of the great British institutions have taken a pounding in recent times. The BBC, Fleet Street, politicians but is it now time for lawyers to take some flack? In… Continue reading

George Osborne Delivers His Autumn Statement On The Economy

The autumn statement was the antithesis of the Budget

5 December 2012 18:36

George Osborne was in good spirits when he turned up to address the 1922 Committee of Conservative backbenchers. He received a warm reception. The sense was that the autumn statement… Continue reading

Tracking the UK's recovery: on today’s OBR forecasts, it’ll be late-2014 before GDP is back to its pre-recession peak.

Autumn statement 2012: as it happened

5 December 2012 18:05

Follow Coffee House’s live coverage of George Osborne’s 2012 autumn statement.