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Osborne’s spin and games can’t distract from the regressive reality

TweetRachel Reeves MP (Labour, Leeds West) is the Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury Last week in the autumn statement the chancellor came to the House of Commons and was forced to admit he had failed. Far from securing the recovery, he had to admit that not only has the economy flatlined over the last […]

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The autumn statement saw a victory for fair pay – but the battle’s not over yet

The autumn statement saw victories for the TUC’s Pay Fair campaign against regional pay, but the battle’s not over yet.

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Chart: Distributional impact of autumn statement measures shows poorest hit hardest

The poorest get hit the most by the measures in yesterday’s autumn statement.

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Osborne’s dash for gas will worsen fuel poverty

Autumn Statement 2012: George Osborne’s ‘Dash for Gas’ is not only environmentally ruinous but will also worsen fuel poverty, writes nef’s James Angel.

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Osborne is right to listen to Heseltine, but he can still do more for cities

Alexandra Jones of Centre for Cities outlines the three most relevant areas of the autumn statement for cities.

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Icy reception to Osborne’s “toxic legacy” from across the country

Ed Jacobs rounds up the reaction to George Osborne’s autumn statement from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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Watch: Balls mocks Osborne’s u-turning, on fuel duty, flood defences, regional pay…

Ed Balls poked fun at George Osborne’s many, many u-turns in his autumn statement response today.

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Osborne’s silence on child poverty speaks volumes

There is a telling silence in the chancellor’s autumn statement documents today – and that is the lack of any reference to child poverty, writes Alison Garnham.

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OBR still betting on booming fixed investment to boost long-run growth

Autumn statement 2012: The OBR is still betting on booming fixed investment to boost long-run growth.

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Borrowing up £56 billion over five years

Borrowing will be up £56 billion over the next five years.

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