Philip Hammond is to deliver his first Autumn Statement as Chancellor on Wednesday, but what will it contain?

  • End to letting agents' fees

Lettings agents will be banned from charging fees to tenants, and instead the administration costs, including reference, credit and immigration checks, will be passed on to landlords.

Mr Hammond will say that this shift in who pays the fees will save 4.3 million households hundreds of thousands of pounds, and could spur competition as landlords, unlike tenants, can shop around for the cheapest agent.

When the fees are paid by private renters, Citizens Advice said the cost is on average £337, while Shelter found that one in seven renters had paid more than £500.

A £1.4 billion cash injection is intended to help build 40,000 affordable homes. Credit: PA
  • Affordable Housing Boost

A £1.4 billion cash injection to help build 40,000 affordable homes is one of the measures in the Autumn Statement aimed at boosting housing levels.

Restriction on how existing affordable housing funding can be used will also be relaxed.

  • Rise in the minimum wage

The minimum wage is to be increased by 4% to £7.50 an hour for over-25s from April 2017.

  • Taper rate cut

An estimated three million families will benefit from a cut to the taper rate for Universal Credit, allowing low-paid workers to keep an additional 2p of every £1 they earn.

There will be a ban on cold callers targeting pension savings. Credit: PA
  • Ban on cold callers targeting pension savings

Plans to ban cold callers tricking people out of their pension savings will form part of the Autumn Statement.

Mr Hammond will outline plans to stop pensions cold calls, during which scammers may offer victims a "free" review of their nest egg, extra tax savings or access to their pension before the age of 55.

Businesses which have no existing relationship with someone will be forbidden from calling them, even if people have inadvertently opted-in to receiving third party communications.

Those who attempt to breach the proposed ban could be fined up to £500,000 by the Information Commissioner's Office.

Currently in the UK eight scam calls are made every second.

Between April 2015 and March 2016 savers are thought to have lost almost £19 million to pensions scams.

  • Pensions scams

Aside from targeting cold callers, Mr Hammond has other plans on how to crackdown on pensions scams.

The Chancellor will consult on giving more powers to firms to block suspicious transfers, preventing people's life savings being transferred into scams without any checks and making it harder for scammers to open fraudulent pension schemes.

A crackdown on whiplash claims is intended to save people £40 a year on their insurance premiums. Credit: PA
  • Crackdown on whiplash claims

A crackdown on whiplash claims is designed to allow insurers to reduce premiums by £40 a year.

  • Housing help

A relaxation of restrictions on schemes such as affordable rent, shared ownership, and rent-to-buy are designed to help people in different housing circumstances, including renters struggling to save for a deposit.

  • Roads

The Chancellor will confirm a previously-announced investment of £1.3 billion on the country's roads, £220 million of which will be spent on dealing with "pinch points" on Highways England roads.

Full-fibre broadband is considered both more reliable and more secure than traditional copper internet cables, as well as being faster. Credit: PA
  • Broadband

At least two million more homes and businesses will gain access to high-speed, full-fibre broadband through a £400 million cash injection to boost development of it.

Currently in the UK only one million premises have access to full-fibre broadband.

The broadband funding is part of an injection worth more than £1 billion to upgrade Britain's digital infrastructure.

As part of this, a new programme of 5G trials aimed at transforming mobile communications will receive £700 million.

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