Date for the diary: George Osborne reveals when he will make his Autumn Statement

 
Emma Haslett
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The Autumn Statement will take place on December 3, George Osborne said today

George Osborne today announced he will deliver his Autumn Statement on December 3.

Since Osborne took the helm at the Treasury, the Autumn Statment has slowly crept later in the year. While Gordon Brown, who delivered the first Autumn Statement in 1997, preferred to use his as a sort of summary of the state of the nation's finances, Osborne has increasingly used his to introduce new policies.

Last December, Osborne announced a surprise increase to growth expectations, plus £1bn of loans to go to large housing developments in the north of the country, as well as abolishing national insurance contributions for under-21s.

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