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

Oh dear. George Osborne’s claim in December’s Autumn Statement that ‘the deficit is coming down this year, and every year…

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

With the political dust settling from the autumn statement, attention in Whitehall is turning to the mid-term review. The mid-term…

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George Osborne Delivers His Autumn Statement On The Economy

The autumn statement was the antithesis of the Budget

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Autumn statement 2012: as it happened

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