Date set for George Osborne's Autumn Statement


Chancellor George Osborne will make his Autumn Statement to the House of Commons on December 5.

Mr Osborne announced the date of the statement - the second most significant economic event of the parliamentary year, after the Budget - as he took questions from MPs in the Commons today.

The statement will unveil the latest economic forecasts from the independent Office for Budget Responsibility as well as setting out any new Government measures in pursuit of Mr Osborne's target of balancing the nation's books.