What George did not do in the autumn statement

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These things were not addressed in the autumn statement:

  • The bedroom tax
  • The falling incomes of those on benefits
  • The lack of business investment in the UK
  • The increasing national debt - to continue until 2019, and almost certainly afterwards
  • The falling income of the self employed
  • The vast majority of the tax gap
  • Cuts in staff at HMRC which deliberately drive the need for austerity
  • Zero hours contracts
  • The living wage
  • Increasing personal debt

I could go on, and on.

This was an autumn statement that did not tackle the reality of life for most in this country.