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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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