James Forsyth James Forsyth

The spending cuts Osborne flatly refused to make

Sajid Javid and Liz Truss proposed reductions at Business and Environment that were knocked back by the Treasury

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[/audioplayer]The Autumn Statement on 25 November had long been circled in Downing Street diaries as the season’s defining political moment. Its importance only grew after the Lords rejected the government’s tax-credit changes and George Osborne announced that he would present his revised proposals in this statement.

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