James Heale James Heale

Jeremy Hunt’s Autumn Statement announcements in full

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt leaves 11 Downing Street (Credit: Getty images)

There were few surprises when Jeremy Hunt presented his second Autumn Statement to the House of Commons this afternoon: National Insurance has been cut and the state pension and benefits will rise. The Chancellor is hoping that these measures will woo voters ahead of next year’s election. But while Hunt tried to paint an image of the economy being back on track, there were some nasty surprises in the updated forecasts released by the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR).

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