Download Autumn Statement unpacked here.
Perhaps the most surprising thing about the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement was what wasn’t included. We didn’t see the privatisations which had been trailed, nor the expected restrictions on the very popular 10% rate of Entrepreneurs' Relief. Politically, the U-Turn on tax credits was most noteworthy, followed a close second by the huge stealth tax on employment in the form of the 0.5% Apprenticeship Levy. Buy to let landlords will be unimpressed by the increase in stamp duty (which is compounded by the previous tax changes).