From the TUC

Who pays for the Autumn Statement?

29 Nov 2011, by in Economics

I have a post at Left Foot Forward, looking at today’s Autumn Statement, asking who is paying for the announcement on train fares and fuel duty?

One group is public sector workers (Alice has more on this) and the other is low-paid workers who rely on tax credits. The government has cancelled its promise to increase the child element of Child Tax Credit – because of this, the number of children in poverty will be 100,000 higher than it would have been otherwise. So much for the Coalition’s claims to be “progressive”.