Autumn Statement: 11 Things Buried In The Small Print

In the Autumn Statement today Philip Hammond made much of his promise of 40,000 extra affordable homes, saying it would meet the “challenge of delivering housing where it is desperately needed”.

But the Office of Budget Responsibility spotted that the net effect of Hammond’s announced policies would actually be to cut the number of affordable homes by 13,000 over the forecast period (albeit with a small boost next year).

Responding, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Housing John Healey MP said: “This blows a hole in the claims made by the Chancellor today.”

“Ministers must now urgently sort out this mess and get Britain building again after six years of failure.”

2. Hikes In Car And Home Insurance

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