Since presenting his Budget in July, George Osborne has faced significant challenges to some of his spending policies, particularly the widespread opposition to his plans to cut tax credits. Kate Alexander Shaw gives her verdict on the latest proposals announced in his Autumn Statement and their political and practical implications.


Portrait photo of Kate Alexander ShawKate Alexander Shaw is a PhD candidate at the LSE Department of Government and former Treasury official.

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