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George Osborne’s Autumn Statement should be fit for all seasons

Vier JahreszeitenGeorge Osborne will have my sympathy when he sets out his response to the latest projections in his Autumn Statement.  Like his predecessors, he will be painfully aware of the inherent unreliability of these forecasts. A year ago there was talk of a triple dip recession, but now we have had a few quarters of decent growth. Yet, despite the recent positive statistics, there remains a huge gulf in perception between the optimists, who see the emergence of a robust recovery, and the pessimists who see a lack of firm foundations for anything beyond a short lived pick up.  Read more