Celebrities join George Osborne to spread Christmas cheer to a group of seriously and terminally ill children from the Starlight charity.
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.
2% business rate cap officially announced. Good but not good enough. A tax rise is still a tax rise #AS2013
The Chancellor has announced that financial resources will be provided to fund expansion of free school meals to all school children in reception, year one and year two.
Not many new headlines so far, save for the growth figures. I am guessing he must have a flourish at the end.
George Osborne has announced new loans worth £1 billion to unblock housing developments including in Manchester and Leeds.
Osborne confirms pension age changes - the younger you are now the older you ll be when you retire
As state pension itself carries on rising thanks to triple lock
A package of measures to tackle tax avoidance, evasion, fraud and error will raise more than £9 billion over next five years, George Osborne said.
More stuff on tax evasion that seems somewhat opaque (will work out when I have a minute) but headline is foreign investors will pay CGT.
Or to put it another way; Russian or Chinese billionaires buying up property in London will have to pay capital gains tax when they sell.
One of the extraordinary things is just how much money has been made in successive budgets by cutting down on tax evasion.
A package of measures to tackle tax avoidance, evasion, fraud and error will raise more than £9 billion over next five years. Capital gains tax will be imposed on non residents who sell residential property in the UK.
Here's how Osborne's growth projections compare with his old ones:- http://t.co/v1nMHBEjcj
Next years growth forecast now to be 2.4 percent by OBR
Britain growing faster than any other major economy he says - contrast 'points to risks that remain'
George Osborne said the improving economic outlook meant borrowing would be £111 billion this year - £9 billion less than predicted at the time of the Budget in March.
Overall the Office for Budget Responsibility is now forecasting that borrowing over the next five years would be £73 billion less than previously thought with a "small cash surplus" by 2018/2019.