Today Chancellor George Osborne revealed his Autumn Statement but what does the statement mean for you?
George Osborne has delivered his first upbeat assessment of the economy, although he cautioned that there’s still more work to do.
The Chancellor has chosen measures today that should shove the recovery along and make it a bit easier for some companies to do business.
National Insurance axed for the Under 21s (for employers).
Employers' National Insurance contributions abolished for workers aged under 21. Osborne 'big shout going out' to Tory MPs who've campaigned
Economist Alan Clarke, of Scotiabank, says: "The UK credit rating may well be revised up on the back of this - better growth, less borrowing and debt to GDP starts to fall earlier."
So far, virtually everything in this budget was leaked.
And he's down again. So really no surprises at all.
September's 2p fuel duty cancelled. Osborne definitely on side of motorists although he cites "hard working families"
Cancelling these rises over the past few years has cost £22 billion, he says.
Plans to increase train fares by 1% above inflation from January has been cancelled, so they go up in line with inflation, George Osborne has said.
The fuel duty rise for next year has been cancelled, Chancellor George Osborne has announced.
Petrol tax had been set to rise by 2p a litre.
George Osborne has said there will be an additional 30,000 student places next year, with cap on student numbers abolished in 2015.
Once again, Osborne misleading on CGT for overseas buyers - lots already pay (eg French). His new tax will be on new gains post-2015
Funding for Jobcentres to support 16 and 17-year-olds in finding apprenticeship or traineeship.
Requirement for job seekers aged 18 to 21 to start traineeship, work experience or community work after six months or lose their benefits.