Bulletin 49 – The Autumn Statement and The OBR Report

The Chancellor’s Autumn Statement and The Office of Budget Responsibility’s report

Bulletin 49, our last bulletin of 2015, focuses on the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement and on the reality behind the latest Office of Budget Responsibility’s report. Click here to read the full bulletin. In summary, however:

The Autumn Statement Candy Store

There were a few sweeties in the Autumn Statement after all, including the tiering of stamp duty and the immediate zeroing of the first £125k of property purchase price. There were a few more, so click here for the full list. Most of the rest was, we believe, electioneering.

The Reality behind the latest OBR report

The Chancellor, in his Autumn Statement, drew heavily on the Office of Budget Responsibility’s report. Click here for a summary. In Bulletin 49 we mull over a few snippets from this report and ask the question whether the figures are really as robust as they say.

And finally – Happy Christmas

To all our readers of our bulletins, we wish you a happy Christmas, and thank you for reading them. We hope you will enjoy more of the same from us in 2015. But for now, have a look at Bulletin 37 from December 2013, in particular the section entitled Opportunities for the Coming Year….. let me know how I did.




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